"Pages from the Black Book" is a concentration of pieces depicting the life struggles, fears, joys and triumphs found in the Black Diasporas.
The concentration is broken up into 5 series; Africa, Slavery, Jim Crow, Harlem Renaissance and Today. Each piece you see will fall into one of these series, illustrating the passion and the sentiment of said time or place.
Together, these series form the pages of the black book- provocatively and poignantly expressing the emotion of Black people through my eyes, my hand and my pencil.
This body of work is meant to be a living and breathing voice, both to its audience, and its subjects. Provoking the most genuinely raw response of understanding, sympathy and awe is the essence of art. It is the reason I create. It is the message I convey.
May you be moved.
-This piece is a tribute to my brother. With his hands he can do anything. They are a gift that will be a blessing unto many whether he is a surgeon or an engineer; a pilot or a scientist. With these hands, his hands, he will do great things. Never will i let him forget that.