Gallery > Abstract Self-Portraits

Self Study (view #1)
Mixed Media
5in x 7in
2015
Self Study (view #2)
Mixed Media
5in x 7in
2015
White Self Study
Mixed Media
5in x 7in
2015
My Black Self
Mixed media on wood panel
5in x 5in
2012
Untitled self-portrait
Graphite on canvas
2 ft x 6 ft
2009
Roundabout
Oil enamel on gessoed paper
16in x 16 in
2012
Home Tree
Oil enamel on gessoed paper
16in x 16 in
2012

The silhouette, the profile, the portrait have all become the iconography for which I use as a representation of myself, to communicate issues of race, and to deal with the anxieties faced and dealt with as a person of color within a seemingly segregated art world. I am in a sense making a caricature of myself, highlighting my most ethnically recognizable features into a visual pun.