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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”

“WHATS HAPPENING BROTHER”

  

THE RECENT SENSELESS MURDERS OF BLACK MAN BY THE HAND OF THE SUPPOSED JUST AND THE FACT THAT NO REAL JUSTICE CAN BE GIVEN TO THESE MURDERED BLACK KINGS. I THINK TO MYSELF WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON IN THIS CRAZY WORLD RIGHT NOW. THE HOBO SIGNS REPRESENTS BELONGING TO A CERTAIN GROUP OF OUTCASTS AND HAVING A WAY OF TALKING AND UNDERSTANDING THAT THE NORM THE CONFORMIST THE SUPREMIST CANT TRULY GRASP AND UNDERSTAND. I PARRALELL THAT WITH THE NEGRO MAN BECAUSE THEY HAVE MANY SIMILARITIES IN THAT RESPECT. THE FIGURE REPRESENTS THE NEWEST BLACK MAN KILLED BY THE LIKES OF A COP IN 2015 IT SOUNDS CLEASHAE BUT I REALLY WISH BLACK MEN WERENT DEMONIZED AND PROFILED IN SUCH A WAY.  THIS PIECE WAS DONE WITH SPRAY PAINT AND OIL STICK ON CANVAS. HOPE YOU ENJOY.

 

“LAWS OF ABSTRACTION”

  

 I DECIDED RECENTLY WITH THE TURN OF EVENTS IN MY LIFE TO PURPOSELY INJECT POSITIVITY AND WARMNESS INTO THE ATMOSPHERE NOT ONLY FOR MY OWN BENFIT AND VIBES BUT FOR THE PEOPLE AROUND ME AS WELL. I WANTED TO MAKE SOMEYTHING BEAUTIFUL. THIS IS INSPIRED BY JAZZ AND LIFE AND WAS DONE WITH A MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUE. I HOPE YOU ENJOY.