Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Morgan Art Show

It was great collaborating with the James E. Lewis Museum staff and the artists 
that I worked with in the 70s for this exhibition.

La Manoir

I”ve included an early drawing, “Le Manoir,” from an artist on location in Port Au Prince, 
Haiti for Black Enterprise magazine in the 70s. The pen and ink and watercolor was from 
a series that was published.

Go–action strength and endurance

“Go” is a Giclee print illustrating sports in action. I”ve included a few luminaries in 
the art as well as my son Morgan who is weight lifting. This print is dedicated to his singular 
focus on bodybuilding.

Sartorial style

“The Gathering” is a 2-color linoleum cut print depicting African American in full dress with hats.

Baltimore jazz

“Jazz on the Avenue” is a limited edition Giclee print that pays homage to the musicians and artists that performed on famed Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore. Eubie Blake, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Noble Sissle and The Royal Theater are illustrated.

Nelson Mandela prints

I developed several prints of Nelson Mandela. One was a one-color linoleum cut print and the 
second was a letterpress offset print printed on a Line-O-Scribe tabletop press.

Ceramic art

I basically paint on bisque stage ceramics. I have done linocuts and illustrated images on them. 
I”ve also done image transfers using decals printed from a laser printer that become permanent 
when fired in a ceramic kiln.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lift Every Voice

This is a hand-made accordion book of the James Weldon Johnson poem, "Lift Every Voice," also known as The Black National Anthem. I used several of my drawings and photos as art. I used the fonts Fette Fraktur for drop caps and Garamond Book Condensed for the body text. This is a 5 book edition..

Spike vs. Medea

The recent controversy between Spike Lee and Tyler Perry inspired this color pencil sketch. 

Linoleum prints at New Beginnings

Troy Staton of New Beginnings Unisex Barbershop/Art Center at 1047 Hollins Street, Baltimore, purchased 2 of my linoleum cut prints, "Sangba" and "Cornel West." The art was exhibited in a group show in the fall of 2010. The West Baltimore salon serves as a gallery and art center that features art exhibits, book signings and community-based programs.

Feeding the soul

This is a dieter's version of a lobster roll dish that was created and photographed by Senora Riddick–a self-effacing foodie who can throw down. The plate consisted of oven fries, lobster on a tortilla with lettuce and a avocado salad.

New Prints

I've just introduced 4 new black and white linoleum cut prints created in early 2011. The subjects below are Toussaint L'Ouverture, Thurgood Marshall, Langston Hughes and Billie Holiday. The limited edition prints are part of an ongoing series of African American icons.

Faces: iphone art

This is a poster I created with images drawn on the iphone, then uploaded to Photoshop and output as a 18" x 24" digital archival print. The art was first displayed at the SOWEBO group show in West Baltimore and will be displayed in May at the Towson Arts Collective in Towson Maryland from June 10-August 12, 2011.