Portfolio

This is a few of  the pieces that I have recently created. I hope that these pieces bring intrigue to you as you view the thoughts of my mind in paint

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Umoja

The fabrics of cultures tell stories that cannot be found on paper. Patterns and symbols of ancestral codes worn with pride. In individuality showing each is a rare treasure. In unity reminding us the beauty grow from deeper than what we can devise. Covering and bountiful in utility, fabric is a staple to life. Wrapping us from birth to transition. Silky, warm, swaddling, hugging curves, and flowing through scenes. A testament to a few cloths and fabrics we see in our diaspora. Acrylic and Gold Leaf Orignial Dimensions: 18in x 24in

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Balance, child

In an effort to express my feeling of balance at this point in my life I depict a woman as the base of scales. Each side hold pieces of what she is holding within her life, even though they symbolically are extreme opposites. She is the grace of a stage that is built by her heritage and culture. Above is an allegorical representation of balance and how she is blooming within all of that.

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Colored

This is an expression that combines those beautiful portraits our parents and grandparents had in their homes over fireplaces, in hallways, and going up the stairs. But, of course I enjoyed adding a twist with a bit of abstract and 21st century mixes.