DAME DE DAKAR
       
     
AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC
       
     
BAHIA BELLE
       
     
BLACK GOLD
       
     
AZÚCAR DE LA HAVANA
       
     
BANTU BELLE
       
     
LIBERTÉ
       
     
HERERO & COMPANY
       
     
NATCHEZ BELLE
       
     
HAVANA'S FINEST
       
     
HARRIET TUBMAN
       
     
HARLEM HATTER & Co.
       
     
DAME DE DAKAR
       
     
DAME DE DAKAR

Portrait painted in oil on wood panel. Constructed wooden box frame, fabric, 23k gold leaf lettering, brass hardware, vintage bespoke tailor shears, 
35" x 56" x 4", 2016

AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC
       
     
AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC

Portrait painted in oil on wood panel. Constructed wooden box frame, fabric, leather, 23k gold leaf lettering, brass hardware, vintage trumpet, 
42" x 65" x 6", 2016

In private collection

BAHIA BELLE
       
     
BAHIA BELLE

Portrait painted in oil on wood panel. Constructed wood and metal box frame, brass hardware, gold leaf frame, cloth fabric, antique tailor scissors, stained wood, 23.5" x 40" x 4", 2015 - in private collection

In private collection

BLACK GOLD
       
     
BLACK GOLD

Portrait painted in oil on wood panel. Constructed wooden box frame, fabric, leather, brass hardware, authentic 1900’s coffee grinder, 33” x 52” x 10”, 2016

AZÚCAR DE LA HAVANA
       
     
AZÚCAR DE LA HAVANA

Portrait painted in oil on wood panel. Constructed wooden box frame, fabric, leather, 23k gold leaf lettering, brass hardware, vintage bespoke tailor shears, thread spoils. 39” x 56” x 4”, 2016

In private collection

BANTU BELLE
       
     
BANTU BELLE

Portrait painted in oil on wood panel. Wood and metal constructed box frame, brass hardware, cloth fabric, antique tailor scissors, stained wood, 41' x 58' x 4", 2015

LIBERTÉ
       
     
LIBERTÉ

Portrait painted in oil on wood panel. Wood and metal constructed box frame, brass hardware, gold leaf frame, cloth fabric, antique tailor scissors, paper, stained wood, 23.5" x 40" x 4", 2015 - Harvard University collection

HERERO & COMPANY
       
     
HERERO & COMPANY

Portrait painted in oil on wood panel. Constructed wooden box frame, fabric, leather, 23k gold leaf lettering, brass hardware, vintage bespoke tailor shears, 
41” x 60” x 4”, 2016

NATCHEZ BELLE
       
     
NATCHEZ BELLE

Portrait painted in oil on wood panel.
Constructed wooden box frame,
fabric,peacock feathers, 23k gold
leaf oval frame, brass hardware, vintage bespoke tailor shears,
31" x 53" x 4", 2016

HAVANA'S FINEST
       
     
HAVANA'S FINEST

Portrait painted in oil on wood panel, Constructed wooden box frame, fabric, leather, 23k gold leaf lettering, brass hardware, authentic humidor, cigars purchased in Havana, Cuba.  

 41” x 60” x 4” 2016

In private collection

HARRIET TUBMAN
       
     
HARRIET TUBMAN

Portrait painted in oil on canvas panel. Mounted on distressed wood, rusted metal rail road rails, antique brass frame, 1800's bible, civil war revolver and post document memorabilia. The box window showcases narrative aspects depicting her journey, the dangerous mission and threats of the times.  The window box is lined with fabric that I have fashioned into and represent the quilts that were made from artisans of the era. 

 28" x 40", 2017

 

HARLEM HATTER & Co.
       
     
HARLEM HATTER & Co.

A homage to 1920's 30's Harlem Renaissance cultural, social, and artistic explosion. Oil on wood panel, silk fabric, gold leaf, ostrich skin leather, stained wooden corner guards, steamer trunk hardware. 36" x 48" 2017.  

In private collection