I exist to elevate, empower, and connect us to the world in which we live.
I believe that art not only breaks through the BS - it shifts our consciousness, flips paradigms, enhances our humanity, and offers direct access to the eternal.
Whether addressing societal and cultural issues with humor and pathos, or deconstructing the id, I aspire to spark the imagination and ignite aliveness, by distinguishing the extraordinary nature of ordinary existence.
Inspired by Degas, I document contemporary events like a “Victorian age” paparazzi.
I enjoy using traditional, and digital media to craft images that appear to transcend the two-dimensional picture plane.
Sketching at the speed of life with a simple ball point pen, I use Expressionism, Afro–Futurism, Genre themes, and BopArt to transform the norm.
If the rhythm of vision is a dancer - I live to capture the rhythm of life.
"How the West got Funked up!", William Grant Stills Arts Center, LACA
"Rhythm of Vision", Solo Retrospective, California African American Museum, LACA
Received Civitella Ranieri Fellowship Residency
"Cinco", Crewest Gallery, LACA
"Canceptual", Crewest Gallery, LACA
"The Love Show", M.J. Higgins Gallery
"Top of the Dome", Crewest Gallery, LACA
"The Hidden Futures", Crewest Gallery, LACA
"2nd Anniversary Show, M.J. Higgins Gallery
"Revolutions", Forrest Lawn Museum, LACA
"Small Wonders", Pharmaka Gallery, LACA
"Black is Beautiful, M.J. Higgins Gallery, LACA
"Old Bank District Artwalk", LACA
"Community Art Walk Exhibition", Downtown Gallery Row, LACA
Vermont Harbor Community Mixer", LACA
"Vermont Harbor Community Conference", LACA
"The Art of Funk", San Francisco, CA
"Bridges to Freedom", Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA
"Eyespeak", Community Mural, Los Angeles Southwest College, LACA
"Laguna Beach Charity Auction, Laguna Beach, CA
"About Face", Municipal Art Gallery, LACA
"The Music is Magic", Maaxine Waters Gallery, LACA
"3rd World Art Festival", LACA
"Watts Health Foundation", LACA
"Sheenway Art", Beverly Hils, CA
"Afros & Dominos", Arts & Barbee, LACA
"Black Ink", Cartoon Museum, San Francisco, CA
"Prejgdment Day", Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, LACA
SELECTED PERFORMANCE ART:
2003 "POSSIBILITY PREVAILS - Henry Fonda Theater, LACA
1997 "FUNKADELIC - USC Campus, LACA
1997 "FLASH LITE" The Tonight Show , LACA
1997 "NAAACP IMAGE AWARDS - Pasadena Civic Auditorium, LACA
1995 "PARLIAMENT" - The Grand, London, England
1993 "NEW FUTURE NOW" - Arsenio Hall Show, Paramount Studio, LACA
1991 "CUE CARD PARTY" - The Bottom Line Club, NY,NY
SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS: