My passion is to create innovative works of art and commerce that educate, encourage and inspire. My mission is to encourage and enable people to see themselves, each other and the world around us through a positive, more hopeful and loving lens. I've also been called to support, nurture and represent other artists and visionaries who share these common goals and beliefs. I embody a fearless expression of creativity and self, with a focus on sharing the truth that “We are what we dream.”
I am a member of a community of visionaries and dreamers who have been called by God to LIVE the lives we were created to live, commanded by God to LOVE beyond the limits of our prejudices and commissioned by God to SERVE!
The Performance of Self
I believe that self is a performance and that notions of self are developed in direct relationship to the images and information provided to us via the media, religion & our respective peer groups and families. I am interested in exploring & examining the power of fine art, pop-culture, advertising, business and technology to inform both the development & the performance of self while demonstrating the transformative power of LOVE.
A passionately creative soul.
At my core I am a content creator driven towards excellence and passionate about beauty.
I create as a painter, filmmaker and photographer who also finds the business side of creativity to be stimulating and fulfilling. My creativity extends to music and film production via my company, Urban Pop Entertainment (UPE) which manages the career of a talented artist named Kamau Kenyatte. I also serve as an advisor to rapper/videographer JD Tha Janitor and the extremely talented vocalist C. Anthony Bryant. UPE also produces film and television projects with our collaborators HollandWest Productions.
I've shot commissioned images for a variety of clients including: Ford Models, Click Models, Nivea, PMK-BNC, Eucerin, The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, Sheen Magazine, Candid Magazine (UK), Bleu Magazine, Interscope Records, Bevy Smith, Emil WIlbekin, First Corinthian Baptist Church, Rev. Michael A. Walrond Jr. to name a few.
My art has been exhibited in numerous group and solos shows in New York, Washington D.C. and Maryland;including "White Lies, Black Noise" at Rush Arts; "Latent: An En Foco Photo exhibition" at Umbrella Arts; "The Subject is Black" curated by Lawrence Graham Brown at Leslie Lohman Project Space, and "Brother Outsider Won't You Come Inside" at GMAD to name a few.