Updated: Feb 20, 2019
I Have been working on my first collection of paintings for the last 6 years, it has been a labor of love and discovery. I have thrown away, lost, burned and destroyed so many things in that time, but this collection of canvas has grown to almost 20+ pieces.
I am telling a story with every painting, individually, but I am also presenting the world in which all these stories spring from. A world I call PHANTASMAL.
"Jesus Ain't Say That" is a portrait of the Thief who was crucified next to Jesus. Maybe it's him or his reincarnation. Either way, he would know more than anyone of us the true last words of "Our Lord and Savior".
Important details of the piece include the fact that he too wears a crown of thorns on his head. He is also blind. The cigarette smoke is a multimedia element created with pages of the Bible where Jesus is "quoted".
Phantasmal is the space between my ears. For better or worse it is an amalgamation of Street Culture, Baptist Christian, and American Mythology wielded in an attempt to shatter preconceived notions, while simultaneously melding perspectives and making sense of it all! In short, I use the lies i was told to tell the truths I have learned.
This year is really exciting because I can finally see an end in sight, but also a new beginning! I've started this blog for many reasons but the main of being that i want to document the process of this work and it's subsequent growth.