"Say Our Names". This is a 5x4' painting, acrylic. Sydney read each of their stories and painted a face. This was a personal project.
Left to right, Tanisha Anderson, 37, mom needing medical assistance during a bipolar episode, slammed by police and died in front of her house with daughter watching at the window. Aiyana Jones, 7 years old, asleep on her grandma's couch. Sean Reed, 21, former airman, died on Facebook live. Jamar Clark, 24 year old father. Breonna Taylor, 26, EMT, in her apartment with a no- knock warrant. Rayshard Brooks, 27, asleep in his car. John Edwards 15, nicknamed "Smiley", shot in the passenger seat of his brothers' car returning home from a party. Michael Brown, 18 year old high school kid, "hands up don't shoot". Atatiana Jefferson, 28, pre- med student playing video games with her 8 year old nephew.
Free Angela Davis, 36x 48", 2020
The above is a commissioned piece was inspired by the recent attention given to prison reform, and Angela Davis' incredible legacy.
Angela Davis doesn’t want you to reduce her legacy to the woman with the Afro. Though the Afro became a symbol of “politicized fashion” and “70s nostalgia”, she hopes the younger generation remembers her as an icon of politicized liberation. The legacy of Angela Davis rests in her efforts to free herself and the Soledad Brothers from prison, member of the Black Panthers, and a voice for targeted people under an oppressive socioeconomic system. She spent two months on the run on the FBI’s most wanted list, and spent a little over a year in solitary confinement (let that sink in). While in jail she discovered the disproportionate, destructive repression of black people, chicanos, and working class white people and the absence of attention to women and mothers in prison. Her lifelong dedication and criticism of the prison system as it stands today, and her remarkable ability to connect multiracial committees, religious institutions, schools, factories to free political prisoners as historical agents should be remembered long before her striking beauty.
Shali Tilson's Eyes, 11x 20", 2020
Shali Tilson was a 22 year old Haitian American man from Georgia, with a business called "Urban Perspective" and had a passion for highlighting the youth in his community. He also happened to have schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, which makes his achievements and compassion for others all the more remarkable. During a mental health crisis was taken under police custody and was a victim of the prison system, was seriously neglected and abused and died a completely avoidable death. His legacy and passion for others should overshadow what was only three days of his life. This image is to bring awareness to his case and the current, unacceptable conditions of the prison system.
Oluwatoyin, 11x 20", 2020
The above images are personal studies of Shali Tilson and Oluwatoyin Salau, both victims of the disproportionate violence and oppression of the black community. The purpose of the "Say Our Names" series is to depict positive images of the black community and highlight attention towards the difficult but necessary conversations needed to have about equitable spaces and humanity. This is an emotional exercise done to highlight police brutality, the prison system and systemic racism.
Sydney Rose, 24x 36", 2019
This is an oil portrait of Sydney Maubert, 24x 36", B&W.
Jael, 18x 24", 2019
"Jael", This an oil painting of a student at the University of Miami, "24x 36", acrylic.
Gene, 18x 24", oil, Fall 2019
The images above are oil paintings done from photographs, the black and white image is a portrait of Sydney, the colored images are done from photographs of her friends. She was experimenting with color and value for intermediate painting with Professor Kyle Trowbridge.
Nera of Urbino, acrylic, 24x36 (2)
Nera of Urbino, diptyque style painting, acrylic on two 24x 36" canvases. Personal study of a Titian painting conducted after her visit to Italy on a study abroad trip.
Portraits, acrylic, 24x 36", (2015-17)
Some personal paintings to demonstrate artistic ability. Completed over the course of 2016-17, acrylic on canvas, 24x 36".