Drawing Blazers

 

If I’m not working to improve my work and my skills, I feel like I’m letting myself down. I don’t know if I can ever be content with who I am as an artist. I refuse to compare my self to my peers. I want to compare myself to my favorite artists and designers. I want to achieve more than those whom I admire. I want to be more than any one expects.

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’96 Pippens Drawing

This is one of my latest drawings. These are one of my favorites sneakers. I remember seeing older kids with these when I was younger. I wanted them back then but I didn’t get them until a couple years ago.

Dr. Feelgood Dunks

 

I bought this sneaker for the opening of my Dreams of the Ego exhibit in 2008. A lot of time has passed since then. I have noticed how much my artwork is still influenced by streetwear and sneakers. My work has changed dramatically from what I started out with, but I’m still motivated by similar things. As time passes, things change and new ideas come to mind. Who knows what I’ll be doing 3 years from now.

Pencil Drawings

I’m working on more pencil drawings again. I love how ideas and images can be transferred from my mind, through my hand, onto a piece of Bristol paper or a sketchbook. I have memories of getting lost in drawing as far back as the age of 8! It still thrills me. I have a small workspace but I hope to start bigger projects soon.

Jordan One

This one of may favorite pairs I own, along with the all-gray TKs and my lime green SBs. I have to admit, I was not brought up with the luxury of always having cool new sneakers. I never owned a pair of Jordans as a kid. I honestly never cared about shoes until high school. Funny how our priorities change so drastically!

I’m working on a sculptural piece that I’m very excited about. It’s an idea that I had a long time ago, right around the time that I started painting. Also, I recently recieved an invitation to participate in a group show at Lulubell Toy Bodega.

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