Size: 11"W x 14"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2017
After having done a few pieces that were strictly pencil sketches, this piece is my first foray into the use of color, specifically pastel chalk. And although I find it it compelling to create a piece simply using shades of gray, this piece absolutely warranted the use color to fully express the richness, and nuance inherent to most African masks.
Please note, the original is NOT for sale, as your purchase would be for a hand, signed & numbered high-resolution photographic copy of my original on museum quality paper.
I'm a 70's kid to the core. Afros, leisure suits, and disco music....it was the best of times. I always loved comic books growing up, but never had the artistic talent to draw from my imagination, so I would try to replicate different characters on my own. My drawings weren't bad, but at no point did I ever feel like I was a 'real' artist. Especially when compared to friends who seemed to have this crazy talent for drawing characters, and graffiti. Fast forward about 30+ years, and I still had this burning desire to draw, but like most, figured it was innate talent that only a select few possessed. That was until a friend of mine introduced me to a book called 'Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. The premise of the book was that ANYONE can draw, it's just a matter of seeing things in the right way. After doing a few exercises in the book, I saw that I can be an artist after all. So, I found an art class near me about two years ago, and the rest is history. I love art that's arresting, interesting, and provocative. So, beyond my own art, follow me on Pinterest as I collect all the things a 70's city kid who loves art would love....graffiti burners, murals, tribute pieces, and just a love for the depths of the artistic process.