I'm an emerging artist working in the DMV area. My work has many different influences, so I do a lot of different work.
Painting: Untitled & Digital
The world is a complicated place, with layers of meaning stretching in all directions. Individuals seek clarity from the world, in some form or another, to solve the riddle of themselves. My work is an intimate effort to navigate a path to personal understanding by abstracting my thoughts and experiences.
The process of each work is centered on disentanglement. Each work reveals the distilled emotion of a memory in time. One may display a moment of transformation, while another may wind its way through conflict and confusion. I utilize brushwork based in Impressionism to create images that give a sense of motion and vivid remembrance, and to ground the portrayal of deep feeling.
The end result is a piece meant for introspection, both for the artist and the viewer. I hope that the viewer will find truths that help them on their way forward in life, as I do when creating each piece.
My digital paintings borrow the style of my oil work, but tackle more concrete subject matter. I use the digital medium to reflect our Present, forming thoughts on power, government, technology, the environment, and our social condition.
I am currently an artist on two comic strips, New Jive City and Tourrestrials.
New Jive City is a comic created with my friend and poet Samuel "Magic" Mosely. New Jive City explores Black culture and the condition of Black People in America. It is a recording of our culture, an analysis of it at times, but most importantly it is an on-going love letter to our community.
Tourrestrials is a comic on which I am the writer as well as the artist. It follows the misadventures of two aliens who work for the Intergalactic Museum of Geospatial Entities (I.M.A.G.E.). They've come to Earth after it's final extinction event to collect artifacts for the new Earth Exhibit at I.M.A.G.E.
I keep a log of my favorite pencil sketches for viewers to see how my ideas begin. Several of the sketches have translated into paintings. In the future I plan to add sketches from my comic strips and other digital work.