Mixed media, acrylic on plexi, acrylic on paper and circuit boards
28″ x 35″
My focus has been to utilize themes that represent interactions of relationships between stylized figures, and portraits in environments. Many of the individuals are portrayed without features or facial expressions; this allows the viewer to engage the portrait in a different way and also to “fill in” the expression and interpret a visual conversation. I create using mixed media materials and exploring different narratives with graphite, sculpture materials, acrylic, photography, pen and ink, and collage. The images are to inspire and show strength of a culture and create dialogue for growth about history and identity. My concern has always been the human experience and the black experience. I paint that experience through real people that I have met, seen, talked with, taught, mentored and experienced in my life. The compositions on plexiglass are mixed media layered that explore color, form, line, texture, and reflection.