“Da Sitting” w/ Artist Charles Mason III

I had the pleasure of sitting with artist, Charles Mason III aka Trae, over several days as he painted in his Highlandtown studio. We chatted about family, music, navigating our crafts as black people, and managed to throw in a lil’ pop culture as well. I watched as he worked on four different paintings, incorporating…

Art Basel Miami | UNTITLED

In 2019, I attended Art Basel Miami for the first time. Amazingly, “Giovanni” an Amani Lewis portrait that I added textile to, was shown in Untitled Art with Debuck Gallery. For this particular piece I hand sewed sequin fabric, velvet, and a little bit of tulle to the shirt of the portrait. In 2021, Amani…

Negroes in the Trees #4

My first art collaboration was with wunderkind artist, Amani Lewis, for “Negros in the Trees #4”; a mixed-media portrait of Baltimore trumpeter, Brandon Woody. The Negros in the Trees series instantly transported me back to the painful history of African Americans. Those emotions ultimately influenced my textile selections for the piece, which included cotton and…