My final project , is the first chapter to a catalogue on AntiBlackness . Including my artwork, my illustrations, my paintings, my writing and poetry, research and thesis papers, current and historical events. It came out absolutely beautiful and I became more than obsessed with diving in, researching, aimed on spreading awareness about this topic thats so near and dear to my heart. I am loving this direction and cant wait to add another 200 page for chapter two. Hopefully you can enjoy it, get your hands on a copy, love and share. .
Lets talk about Colorism and where it originated, where its rooted, how it has grown & how and why it spreads across the world & even more, how we in the Black community take on and suck in and then spread these white ideals to our own people & even more - hurt our children & their futures. We never talk about it, but it divides us, lets sit down.
Pen and Ink illustrations commenting on the many interactions of Berlin, of the many marginalized people and the social construct of how those people are seen, treated, move and talk .
Created the Illustrations and moveable illustrative gifs for the Op- Ed online publication "Whiteness fears black creativity, Camila Longs Moonlight review exposes that." by Josh on Medium.com
Slides from a presentation - Visual storytelling for the data and work of the LAHSA - Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority aimed on educating the public about the homeless statistics.
Abstract Acrylic portrait head study of WOC
Hand drawn Research and data highlighting the influences on the Black American family since slavery and the decline of marriages since slavery. Why, and where have we been and where are we going?
Lets discuss cultural appropriation, obsession and appreciation
Fall 2016 I received scholarships to go study abroad in Berlin, Germany for 3 months with the Graphic and Advertising department from Art Center College of Design. The assignment, was to work with a huge company called Triad who took on the project of reintroducing the soon to be closed down Tegal Airport, as a new experience space and community gathering, amongst other things. My team was responsible for pitching ideas for one specific area, "Terminal D" , but using close and intimate interactions with the locals in all of our decision making. To play that bridge between the community, the people, the consumer and the corporate side of new projects. We created an idea, involved the locals and pitched a brand new possibility for the people and business people - for a future space. The project was called "Socialtecture" because, instead of working in our studio, we built comfortable in person interactions and close relationships and used the boom of social media to give the normally unheard and overlooked - a voice in the decisions of a project that would be soon built in their community.