A pencil study of figuires sourced from, Burne Hogarth's Dynamic Figure Drawing book, its a very good learning tool for those who do not have the means to take a Drawing Class. I added the chains for a "middle passage" theme.
Tears of Liberty
I created this in March of 2001. a statement about the price of freedom. Showing that Liberty is not happy about the "keep out" policy the US has against Haitians... the barbwire statement about the treatment of Haitian refugees. Later, I found it strange that the piece fits 9 -11...
Acrylic on canvas started this in 1997 but before I could finish the painting, I became homeless and had to put all my art in storage in a friend's basement. I finally finished it early 2002 from being inspired by a friend who dances in a storm of her own... she is a true fighter...
Storm Dancer was always about the struggles of Haitian women, yet the figure is faceless to represent the struggles of all women. I just love a strong black women, much respect to you sisters.
You can also see me painting "Storm Dancer" on: The award-winning series Exploring Your Brain with Garrick Utley (PBS TV)
( the show aired nationwide in 2000)
The hand and bush you see above to the right on this page is my hand from that show... I edited the image from the Pre- Edit Video I captured the image using my WebTV that's what I was using to get online in 2002.
Frames from WETA TV 26
PBS Washington. DC:
Soul and Memory
Acrylic on Canvas - a difficult one to finish, it took me a few years before I did anything with this canvas. I would go 8 to 10 months without touching it. I was painting from a photo of my mother... I'm not sure if it was because I miss her so much or because of my vision but I could never get the face right for about 18 months... I ended up painting a face from my memory... So people say it looks like a friend of mines, yet it has features of my mother...