I am a product of 70’s, 80’s and mid 90’s Oakland culture; I was born and raised in the Bella Vista Neighborhood.
The Bay Area scene has always been a hub of movements that embrace self-expression, individuality, and freedom of speech. It takes on different forms of protest through music, visual arts, and poetry. There is an energy to it that encourages my colorful approach; my use of heavy textures, bold backgrounds and reclaimed materials whenever possible.
My art reflects freedom of people, places, and things caught in a strange living purgatory of blues, jazz, post civil rights and pre-hip-hop/urban ideology. The social content and events of the day I engage in through different mediums I hope can change lives or at best put a pause on someone’s story by explaining my vision to him/her that otherwise had no connection to “ART” or the “ART WORLD” which is for everyone.