Size: 24"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
I've depicted an African-American man as an angel of peace to oppose the stereotype of black men as violent. Too many precious lives have been wasted and destroyed through vile stereotype. It is now time for balance, understanding and peace. All of our hearts bleed red and long for love. We are one race on this one planet.
This is my visual peaceful protest.
The painting of this picture was filmed, and will appear in time-lapsed form in the music video for the song, "By the Time You Get This (Peace)" by Los Angeles musician Chazz Faulkner.
Born in the USA, but I grew up in Chile. That land of wine, poetry, and magic inspired in me early on to create my own visual language. I call it “visual poetry”: people, landscapes and objects selected and stylized to capture an emotion. Back in the USA, in Nebraska, the solitude of endless skies and prairie drew me within to my own realms of imagination. Even though I have a Minor in Art as part of my Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, much of my work is self-explored. I got my MA in London, where I was inspired by the great masterpieces, in particular, that of Impressionistic and Post-Impressionistic artists from whom I've "borrowed" some of my techniques. Here in Los Angeles, California, where I currently reside, I continue my search to give visual expression to the inner experience of our outer world. I'm inspired by the beautiful diversity of people, the variety of environments and the vibrancy of the art scene that currently surrounds me .