Painting of a man with hands on his head.
Akia 2020 Oil Paint 30in x 48in
Painting of a woman in a hoodie
And She Saw Blue 2019 Oil Paint 24in x30in
Painting of two guys both looking at the viewer, while one is pointing.
We Gon' See You Later 2019 Oil Paint 48in x 36in
Boy in striped shirt with arms crossed
Jacob 2020 Oil Paint 36in x 36in
Painting of a little girl adorned in pink clothing. She stands with one hand on her hip.
Marley 2020 Oil Paint 36in x 48in
Painting of two women with one embracing the other
Sister's Keeper 2020 Oil Paint 30in x 48in
Painting of a woman wearing a leather jacket with one arm above her head
Once Over 2019 Oil Paint 36" x 48"
Painting of a woman wearing a leather jacket.
Twice 2019 Oil Paint 36in x 48in
Painting of a man wearing long leather "X" jacket, while holding up prayer hands
Thomas 2020 Oil Paint 36in x 48in
Painting of a woman covering her mouth with index fingers
Sage 2019 Oil Paint 36in x48in
Statement

The main purpose of my work is to focus on the perception of individual people. Perception, meaning the way that we view others, and the ways in which individuals would like to appear as. I want my work to highlight the different attitudes of African American people and point out timely trends that people follow in terms of their appearance. When people observe the work, I want them to try and figure out who the person is. Not only that, but for others to recognize that people can reveal themselves through their outward appearances and that their identity can sometimes exist there. I aim to produce work that is a culmination of people, not as subjects to paint, but as people with their own sense of self.