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  • Soulful Strings and Percussion
    • Soulful Strings and Percussion
    • Soulful Strings and Percussion
    • Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 30" x 40" This painting is a culmination of two other paintings in this musical series. I have incorporated both stringed instruments and percussion. Images of the violin, guitar, banjo, and piano represent the strings. The talking drum, snare drum, tambourine, Shakara, djembe drum, and xylophone represent the percussion instruments in this painting. They are brought together…
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  • Elements / Earth and Air
  • Elements / Fire and Water
  • Anise Spice
    • Anise Spice
    • Anise Spice
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size:  9" x 12" This is the one of a series of Spice paintings. It was inspired by my sister, Dianne, who is always alert to ideas for applications. These were done to fulfill an idea for tiles in home decor. The use of Plastic Space allows the images to fit into any decor and bring about an…
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  • Queen Of Fall
  • Baby Girl
    • Baby Girl
    • Baby Girl
    • This well behaved little girl has the cute tilt of the head as if asking if it's OK to go ahead and explore on her own. She could be at a botanical garden or at a large plant store but either way, she knows not to just take off and needs the approval of the person that has taken her…
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Palm Wine
    • Palm Wine
    • Palm Wine
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size: 24' x 48" The first time I ever tasted palm wine was in an African restaurant in California. I was amazed how sparkling and mild it tasted and likened it to Asti Spumante champagne, but much better. To think that they have been enjoying this taste in Africa for long before Asti ever hit the market! This painting…
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  • Playa Buffet II
    • Playa Buffet II
    • Playa Buffet II
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size: 30" x 40" Playa Buffet is part of my "I want to go back to Playa Del Carmen Series" that has been a recurring theme in my recent still life's. It is the warm tropical feel that these Plastic Space figurative abstracts project. One can almost feel the Spanish tile floor under your bare feet as you…
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