I am proud and beaming with admiration for my wife! I know that the opening of this yoga studio/ art gallery is both of ours but I have seen her light up with an energy and a joy that I havent seen in a while! I know that this endeavor will be a great part of our lives! The studio will be a part of 1st Friday Art Walk and if you get a chance to swing through feel free to do so! Peace~
"AWAKEN" was not only the title of my show but also the state of mind I was in heading into the show. It refers to waking your mind to what art is, what you perceive it to be and what it could be. Its on a solid piece of wood and has a nice gloss to it. It was the only graffiti piece in the show but I plan on putting out many more pieces that are expressive like this one. This is one of my favorite pieces in the show.
The woman you see in this picture is named Hope. This whole piece came about from a joke my wife and I had about hope. She's in one of the worst bars I have ever seen and to me this how the whole hope thing happens; in your lowest here comes a busted ass skank whom you pen everything on...... The rest as they say is history. And also before you in this painting.
I think this piece is very raw and edgy;have told me they think its very soft and inviting. I also think that this is one piece that is appreciated better up close. Her emotions could vary and be everything from her accepting love or even her dealing with grief. i think this is universal and speaks to people. I found myself doing that frequently before this show.
Hopefully you can see the woman in this piece if not of if you choose to ignore her oh well. But she lost, taken, and completely engulfed in....? Whatever that is well, its up to you.
This was my first show since college and I would like to extend love and thanks to all those who helped support me in the past and currently. i found myself trying to come up with more universal pieces in this show, which is kind of good and bad. I doubt if I will give such consideration in the future. I plan on doin another one before the year is over!! So this is exclusive gather the press, give me like 200 mics in front of me for this monumental statement!!
My brotha from another mother Z holding me down.
Where: Richmond Main Library101 E. Franklin St 2nd Floor
Please come out and support my artworks. Works will be open for viewing the entire month of June. The show opens 1st Friday in June.
Judah was a tag name I started for myself obviously.. Being the anal brotha that I am I researched a lil first ..... I may get on some MF DOOM and give myself like ten or twenty different names! Just go with how I'm feeling at the moment! I liked to think of myself at the time as if I was in an experiment just being created. Go from there............
This massive trojan was constrcuted for my senior project. You can guess where I went(VSU) ! He stood(kneeled) over 7 and half feet and was too big to get out of the room! live and learn right??? pencil wire skeleton welded together, paper mache over cardboard that was bent to attach to the skeleton. I made this and didnt spend a dime! Just parts from around the room. I made it back in 2003 and looking back he was huge!
This sculpture is made of bronze and was exactly how I was feelin. The chains (yes they are chains) are something I think everyone can relate to. especially my people; need I say more???