Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ishmael, His Mother, and His Grandfather





"Abram Vesper," Oil on canvas, 2009

"Falling back #2," Frame, Oil on canvas, 2009

"Falling back #1," Frame, Oil on canvas, 2009



"At Sea," Gilded frame, Crumpled oil painting, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009



"Artifact 4," Gilded frame, crumpled oil painting, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Recent work


"Nip tuck", 2009, Crumpled canvas oil painting.







"push your own damn boat," 2009, Cut canvas oil painting.





"A History Far Too Convoluted For Words," 2008, cut canvas oil paintings






"Conclusive" (Front), 2008, Cut canvas oil painting






"Conclusive" (Back), 2008, Cut canvas oil painting







"How I found him", 2008, oil, canvas, branch, twine






"Our mother was always so..." 2009, Oil on canvas







"Mother's Solution...", 2009, oil on canvas







"All we Know of our Father", 2008, oil on canvas







"How I remember him", 2009, oil and tar on canvas







"Bind up thy wounds and press on", 2008, Oil on canvas







"George, George, George", Installed at SCAD, 2008, oil on canvas on wood.








Hungry!, oil on canvas, 2008






Martyr, oil on linen, 2008







Removed from Tar, oil and tar on wood block, 2008






Crumpled self-portrait, crumpled canvas oil painting, 2008








Patriot Flag, crumpled canvas oil painting, 2008






Seascape, Crumpled canvas oil painting on stretcher, 2008




Seascape, detail








Still Hungry, oil, spray paint and enamel on canvas, 2008








Slippage, Installed in the studio, 2008, velvet, wood, gold leaf







Slippage, Detail 2008,









“I still don’t know how it ended like this, but it began when one of the older women called her blackness into question.”, 2008, Oil on canvas, submerged in steel tank of tar, on wood platform





Seaworthy, 2008, Cut canvas oil painting and thread









Virginia born, 2008, Oil and tar on canvas,







Kindling, 2008, Cut canvas oil painting






My failure, not hers, 2008, Oil and tar on canvas









“I still don’t know how it ended like this, but it began when one of the older women called her blackness into question.”, Study, 2007








Finding folding and fondling our first forefather, 2007








From Sea to Shining Sea, 2007







Shroud (before, after, and detail), 2007



Shroud (front, and back), 2007






Aftermath: Artifact #2, 2006-2007




Aftermath: Artifact #2 (detail), 2006-2007









Conversation Between Paintings #3: Descent, 2007








Conversation Between Paintings #2: The Meeting: "We Was Jus’ Talkin,’” 2007







Conversation Between Paintings #1: Decending From a Cross to be Nourished at the Breast of Our Mother, 2006-2007










Study of Negro Reparation, 2006







"He Titled His Piece 'Bust'", 2007








Unsure Footing: Unfolding the Myth of Power, 2007







White Underneath 1-6, 2006-2007



White Underneath, Detail








Scream, 2006








Spouse, 2006








“Mama She Ain’t White She Jus’ Real Light Skinded” (front and back), 2006








Othello, 2005








Whitewash, 2005








Bent Over Backward, 2005










Fallen, 2006









Through, 2005










Wholeness, 2006