THE STORY BEHIND THE PAINTING
"HOMELESS NO MORE"
This painting depicts homelessness and the many different faces not often associated with the challenge. The image was developed to promote " a fundraising event being held February 13, 2018 by Volunteers Of America- Michigan to help the most vulnerable of our neighbors to find homes.
"EQUAL BY DESPERATION"
This painting is featured on the cover of a college text-book titled: "The Social Organization Of Work", authored by Randy Hodson and Teresa Sullivan (as seen on Amazon.com). Depicting the reflections of the times, this work of art holds the haunting memories of times passed when many Americans was held in the grips of the housing crisis, faulty loan practices, and jobs being shipped overseas. It was candidly designed to show the attitudes of those American when faced with uncertainties and challenges that had gutted their way of life. Hopefully it will be a constant reminder of what could happen when "We The People" lose sight of our duties and rights to "promote the general Welfare and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity".
"FOR MY GRANCESTOR"
"ONE LAST LOOK"
Painting "One Last Look" became a humbling experience for me. This idea came about in acknowledging my own misguided views of women and the haunting stigmas placed by society that systematically limits their pursuit for self-fulfillment. It was my redeeming hope to capture a moment in time of this manifested barrier busy at work on a young lady gripped in conflict with her own emotions. Looking normal on the outside, she struggles desperately on the inside to come to terms with a divided heart. Having gotten use to the tormented limitations of her past, she yet wants to move on to fulfill that emptiness that's grows larger each day in her life. Thoroughly convinced however that a decision must be made, she painfully takes that one last look to either go forward into a future of uncertainty, or to return to the disappointments of a familiar world . I truly hope this work of art will be of a service to you as it has been for me in serving a cause much higher than my own.