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We Are Mourning. We Are Hoping.

We Are Mourning. We Are Hoping.

The end of a 17-hour Live Painting Performance and Installation that I launched at my university in response to an outbreak of racist activity on my campus. The public destruction of the portrait of Trayvon Martin was as important as its creation. Through spectacle, I...

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Breathe

Breathe

Breathe; (art) charcoal and colored pencil on gesso board, 24 x 18 in, 2020 Breathe; (music) written by Dr. Imo Nse Imeh; musical arrangement by Bruce YelleMy drawing "Breathe" is now part of the permanent collection of the University Museum of Contemporary Art at...

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Studies In Black

Studies In Black

Over the past few years I have been experimenting more with inks in my larger works. I enjoy the tensions that the ink medium creates in my paintings. I find the collaboration of the illusionistic, volumetric, weighty bodies that I draw and paint against the backdrop...

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The Story of Suicide Girl

The Story of Suicide Girl

This work addresses the issue of suicide—both in the literal sense, and in the more conceptual sense—of black girls. Here, the main subject is a black girl who appears in two instances—first as a figure who has just decapitated a girl, and second as the face of the...

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The Angels of 17 Years Boy

The Angels of 17 Years Boy

This body of work conceptualizes the angel as a large, brown-skinned being, who is in various stages of appearing (or becoming). The figure is seemingly transfixed by the sight or idea of something that he is witnessing. He appears in full profile view, with a hand...

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