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  • Bubbles
    • Bubbles
    • Bubbles
    • This Plastic Space abstract painting was created for breast cancer awareness. It depicts a lady doing her self check in a bubble bath. The challenge was to create the airy bubble effect and not to get to graphic on her nudity. She is surrounded by cultural elements of her African ancestry to add color and motion.
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  • Enigma
    • Enigma
    • Enigma
    • Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 24" x 36" This painting is a personal statement addressing the enigmatic need by too many Black American females seeking acceptance by altering their appearance to resemble a more accepted version of beauty, sometimes to the extreme. This painting was inspired by observing a beautiful ebony skinned girl working as a cashier in my neighborhood. She had…
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  • Our Story In Kush
    • Our Story In Kush
    • Our Story In Kush
    • Medium: Oil on canvas Size:  48" x 48" In this painting I wanted to display the variety of kings and queens of the empire of Kush and some of the early contributions they had developed. In the background, on the left of the canvas, is the Library of Alexandria with scrolls of written text. You can see the designs of ceramic tile…
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  • Kwanzaa Elements
    • Kwanzaa Elements
    • Kwanzaa Elements
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas wrap Size:  24" x 36" Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community and culture. Kwanzaa is a CULTURAL holiday, not a religious one. Kwanzaa was created in 1996 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chair of the Department of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach. It is celebrated from December…
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  • Mr West End Mack
    • Mr West End Mack
    • Mr West End Mack
    • This is the first of a series inspired by a senior gentleman (still a player) strolling on the street all dressed in red. Red suit, hat, shoes, and sporting a cane doing his slow walk on the West End of Atlanta (in the HOOD) during a street festival. He was so cool with his eyes checking everything out. I just…
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  • Jeffrey In Jeans
    • Jeffrey In Jeans
    • Jeffrey In Jeans
    • Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 30" x 40" This painting was inspired by musicians in my art group. I  created a relaxed atmosphere and placed him in his own space as he creates new music.
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  • Nina Simone Here Comes The Sun
    • Nina Simone Here Comes The Sun
    • Nina Simone Here Comes The Sun
    • This is a portrait of a young Nina Simone in a reflective pose, hand under her chin and sporting a head wrap turban of Kente cloth representing her ancestral ties to Africa. There are 6 songs sung by Nina referenced visually in this portrait. Musical notes surround her filling her with a “Young Gifted and Black” talent full of versatility.…
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  • Third Generation
    • Third Generation
    • Third Generation
    • In this painting I used my signature style of Plastic Space abstraction to create an adventure.  The mirror holds the reflections of two distinct generations of this lady's past ancestry. Her African ancestor wears the traditional hair arrangement, facial and body scarification and jewelry using cowry shells and bead work. Her American Slave ancestor wears a head wrap, chains replace…
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  • The Sound of Soul Percussion
    • The Sound of Soul Percussion
    • The Sound of Soul Percussion
    • Medium: Oil on canvas Size:  24" x 30" I have used my signature style of Plastic Space™ to capture the syncopation of the music in this painting. The musical notes indicate the basic rhythm of the modern drum and that of the clave pattern found in African, Cuban and Brazilian music. I have incorporated the different kinds of percussion instruments. Ancient…
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  • Maruvian Solomon & Sheba
    • Maruvian Solomon & Sheba
    • Maruvian Solomon & Sheba
    • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size: 24" x 24" This mask was inspired by my watching the History channel while painting my Maruvian Mask series. I had a blank canvas and on came the story of Solomon and Sheba but the actors were basically White. I immediately began this painting as part of the portrait style of masks to answer…
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  • Celebration
  • The Sound of Soul Strings