I have been weaving my life and my art practice into both community out reach and into experimental art spaces for over 10 years.
Drawing is the root of my practice. My documented work is mostly 2D. 3D work is cyclical. I have recently have been creating these self standing figures out of paper materials combining both my portrait and car drawing work creating these abstract vignettes which I feel tell an unscripted unresolved story.
I am interested in the physicality of life and the feeling that everything can float away, dissipate at a moments notice. Paper and light weighted materials illustrate my these life observations.
As an artist I am an educator and I am an artist who works with community. I am not a social practice artist. I just love being in situations where I can help folks from different backgrounds or life situations and help them with their autonomy as artists. Over the years I have worked with a various amount disabled communities and I always see a social gap. I always want to find ways to bridge the gaps.
I grew up running from the law with my dad and in and out of hospitals because my brother Ralph had hydrocephalus.
He has had this condition since he was 3 months old. I was raised with a lot of adversity and a lot of miracles. My dad could sell a refrigerator to an Eskimo if he had to. And we managed being chased by the feds and surviving 17 head operations.
Because of my background and my influence growing up I have a unique way of perceiving things and I am able to observe from all different angles(astrologically, spiritually, physically).
I find myself continually expanding my reach. Weaving and drawing through my prayers, my art practice and my creative work with community.