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“ALL GOOD IN THE HOOD”

ALL GOOD IN THE HOOD COMES FROM THE APPRECIATION EITH MY SURROUNDINGS AND FINDING THE SUBTLE YET RAW BEAUTY THAT IS HIDDEN IN EVERY CRACK AND CREVICE.. THE VISUALS FROM A HOOD MUCH LIKE THE ONES YOU SEE ON TV.. OCCUPIED WITH DISMAY AND HOPE WITH POLICE AND STRUGGLE WITH TRASH AND VACANCY.. WITH BROKEN DREAMS AND THE BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS.. THIS IS ITS ALL GOOD IN THE HOOD AND TO ME THE HOOD IS ALWAYS GOOD.

(These visuals reflect my personal observation and a small glimpse into the East New York, Crown Heights and Brownsville neighborhoods in Brooklyn. All areas I’ve lived in one time or another in my life. Hope you and enjoy and stay Woke)

"FUCKING AROUND"

“FUCKING AROUND”

"PITKIN AVE"

“PITKIN AVE”

"DURAG"

                               “DURAG”

ROCKAWAY AVE 2"

ROCKAWAY AVE 2″

"ROCKAWAY AVE"

“ROCKAWAY AVE”

'CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS"

‘CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS”

"MAKE IT"

                   “MAKE IT”

"SELF PORTRAIT OF A NEGRO"

“SELF PORTRAIT OF A NEGRO”

“CALL IT SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL”

THE NEWEST PAINTING IVE CREATED IS TITLED “CALL IT SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL” I TITLED IT THAT BECAUSE ALOT OF TIMES I AM CREATING ART BASED OFF OF HOW I FEEL AND I NORMALLY LET THAT EMOTION TAKES ME WHERE IT MAY BUT RECENTLY I HAVE THOUGHT ALOT ABOUT BEAUTY AND LIFE AND ALL OF THE LIL PLEASURES WE CAN GET OUT OF APPRECIATING ALL THE BEAUTY IN OUR LIVES. THIS PAINTING IS 18X18 DONE ON CANVAS WITH ACRYLIC PAINT. ENJOY AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.

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“AUTUMN LEAVES”

THIS ABSTRACT PIECE I WANTED TO CONCENTRATE ON TONES PROGRESSING, THE FALL FOR ME BRINGS A CERTAIN PROGRESSION AND FORWARD THINKING AND I THINK THESE ARE THE COLORS IM ATTRACTED TO AS WELL. THE FALL BRINGS THE LEAVES AND BRINGS CHANGE WHETHER YOU WANT TO DEAL WITH IT OR NOT. THE TITLE COMES FROM A MILES DAVIS TRACK OFF OF THE MILES IN BERLIN ALBUM  THAT I WAS LISTENING TO WHILE COMPLETING THIS PAINTING. ITS MEANT TO BE PERCEIVED HOWEVER YOU SEE FIT. THE PIECE WAS COMPLETED WITH ACRYLIC PAINT AND SOME PASTELS ON MIXED MEDIA. THE MEASUREMENTS ARE 17X14.

"AUTUMN LEAVES"

“AUTUMN LEAVES”

“SOMETHING ABOUT SOMETHING”

NEWEST ABSTRACT PIECE IVE CREATED TITLED SOMETHING ABOUT SOMETHING WAS DONE WITH ACRYLIC PAINT ON MIXED MEDIA AND IS 20X16. I TITLED IT THIS BECAUSE LIKE WITH SOME PAINTINGS I DO ONCE I HAVE AN IDEA ABOUT IT AND I START ACTUALLY PAINTING BY THE TIME THE END RESULT IS EVER REACHED THE ENTIRE IDEA PROBABLY HAS CHANGED THEREFORE SOMETIMES HAVING ME FORGET WHAT IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING, OH YEA IT WAS “SOMETHING ABOUT SOMETHING”

"SOMETHING ABOUT SOMETHING"

“SOMETHING ABOUT SOMETHING”

“SELF PORTRAIT OF A CURIOUS AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN”

THIS IS MY NEWEST PIECE I HAVE COMPLETED AND JUST IN TIME FOR AN UPCOMING GROUP SHOW WHERE I WILL BE DISPLAYING A PIECE OF MY WORK FOR THE FIRST TIME.I CHOSE THIS PIECE TO BEST REPRESENT MY VISUALS. HOPE YOU DIG IT, LEAVE A COMMENT AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. THE PIECE WAS DONE ON CANVAS PANEL USING ACRYLIC PAINT, CHARCOAL, AND SOME SOFT PASTELS. MEASUREMENTS ARE 16X20.

“SELF PORTRAIT OF A CURIOUS AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN”

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“BLUES FOR ANTONIO”

THIS IS MY NEWEST ABSTRACT PAINTING THAT I TITLED AFTER MYSELF. THE TITLE COMES FROM A MILES DAVIS SONG TITLED BLUES FOR PABLE OFF OF MILES AHEAD. THE MUSICAL NOTES AND THE BLUE BACKGROUND VISUALS WERE MORE INFLUENCED BY THE ALBUM JOHN COLTRANE PLAYS THE BLUES WHICH WAS PLAYING WHILE I WAS PAINTING. SO IN TURN I HAVE THE TWO GREAT MASTERS TO THANK FOR SUCH PLEASING INSPIRATION. THIS PIECE IS 12X9 AND WAS DONE IN ACRYLIC PAINT ON MIXED MEDIA.

“BLUES FOR ANTONIO”

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“PORTRAIT OF A SLAYED NEGRO”

THIS IS A DRAWING I FELT LIKE DOING BECAUSE JUST BLACK MEN ARE GETTING BLOWN AWAY AT ASTRONOMICAL RATES AND ART IS A WAY OF SENDING MESSAGES TO THE WORLD, SO POLICE OFFICERS PLEASE STOP KILLING AND SHOOTING MY BROTHERS. THANKS. THE DIMENSIONS FOR THIS PIECE ARE 17X14 AND WAS DONE WITH CHARCOAL ON MIXED MEDIA PAPER.

"POTRAIT OF A SLAYED NEGRO"

“POTRAIT OF A SLAYED NEGRO”