"TACTILE POETRY"

My style, my paradigm flow, is never more visually well represented than in this medium: Typically rendered in acrylics and found objects my paintings are both intrepid and attractive. I paint what feels right, what feels impactful to the unspoken words of my soul. These creations usually take weeks of planning & construction, however the backbone of the designs are executed in a couple brazen midnight hours. My inspirations are many but I gain strength and I fluency from Oriental Calligraphists & Poets, Expressionist Painters, Color Theorist, Hip-Hop culture, Church Drummers and the grit & glory I daily endure.

"Tactile Poem Reliefs" 2010. 6"x6"x~6".
In these series of interconnected panels materiality was of the upmost importance. The reworking of recycled materials such as, old purse materials, tubing used in the fabrication of scanners, Styrofoam, and plexiglass. Set at various depths no more than 6" off the wall. Each individual work was a different exploration in creating felt connections between brush work and the unique use of "up-cycled" materials.

Title: “Tactile Poetry” Series 1: Poem Paintings A-D
Materials/Processes/Techniques: Formal Kanji-like paintings formed with intuitive brush strokes derived from graffiti-like motion dynamics. Use of “up-cycled” materials in canvas construction/surface design. Primarily painted with thinned-out Golden black acrylic paint, SpeedBall Ink, gesso and white latex house paint.

Diluted Acrylic in Sumi Ink on Canvas
Series Description: Formal compositional studies in the area of what I call Tactile Poem Painting. Simplistic and sophisticated in nature, each painting in the series is meant to be appreciated both visually and through the sense of touch; bringing art closer to those with visual impairments and the taboo status-qua of not touching “fine art”.

Dynamic Flow Series 2004.
"Lady Love Grows Patiently" 24"x36". Limestone Lithoprint, India Ink and Arcylic on Arches Heavy-weight Paper. These images represent selections from a 12 piece series narrating the relationships of human motion with complimentary strokes brush strokes and brush marks.

Dynamic Flow Series 2004. "Grasp My Flow". 24"x36". Limestone Lithoprint, India Ink and Arcylic on Arches Heavy-weight Paper. This work purchased by North Carolina State University. Once the image was found, the added brush dynamics were added to giving the poses of the figures another level of narration. Check out:
http://www.ncsu.edu/arts/students/gallery2007/index.html

Dynamic Flow Series 2004. "She Knows". 24"x36". Limestone Lithoprint, India Ink and Arcylic on Arches Heavy-weight Paper. Sold. This body of work was apart of group show of peers in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Dynamic Flow Series 2004. "Phoenix Rising". "24"x36". Limestone Lithoprint, India Ink and Arcylic on Arches Heavy-weight Paper. This series was not only a popular among many viewer creating great response for commissioned derivatives but also has formulated the ground work for what I am currently focusing on in my work, "tactile painting".