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My artwork tends to focus on social issues. I combine drawing, watercolor, ink and graphic design to create socially conscious work that communicates with the audience. In addition to creating art my passion extends to a desire to use my work to help others. Two ways include teaching kids art and helping to raise awareness.
After my show in November 2011, all of the work will be up.
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My process typically includes a ton a of research. I spend hours at the library reading about the topics. I research online (blogs, websites and forums, even Wikipedia). One of my favorite aspects of research is what I can't visual research. It can include anything from looking through an old art history book to walking around downtown and looking at trains and the graffiti. I also have a ton of photographs on my computer and a photography blog that I look through. Here is some of the research I have been doing for my most recent body of work and upcoming art show.
1. Graffiti photographs - the graffiti all inspiration for a specific work(s)...
2. This goes with the James Cone and the history of Africans in America.
I have an idea that I plan to try, but no promises whether or not if the work inspired by this image/concept will end up in the show.
3. Other people's hair and cool artsy images...really just because looking at pretty things (strong compositions, interesting techniques and great color palates) is inspirational
4. My hair
5. More graffiti style - I really wouldn't use this as is for a graphics project.
I like the top R and the bottom A.
6. I love the idea of silhouettes
7. More hair...all kinds of beautiful natural hair