I’ll be debuting 9 new works for a show entitled, “Home is Where You Drown" in November. The piece above, "Invasive" is a preview of what to expect from this show.
The show is autobiographical, growing up in a small beach town with a rare syndrome (Nager’s syndrome) that led me to have over 20 surgeries. The syndrome left me with some slight deformities including having four fingers, some cranial facial issues and being deaf. These pieces switch points of views between me as a child and myself as an adult.
"Invasive" is about myself as a toddler, visiting the doctor’s office every two weeks and having multiple doctors basically study me. I never knew what was going on. The piece is also about the multiple surgeries I had as a child, again not knowing what was going on whatsoever. The explorers are invading the space, along with the giant anonymous hands. It was a confusing time, because I never knew what to expect with these appointments.
More info soon about the opening of “Home is Where You Drown,” and i’ll be releasing the rest of the pieces after the show.
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One of my dear friends commissioned a portrait of Jay-Z.
Sometimes projects get completely scrapped, these were going to be a set of 45 records for an Atlanta band. I’ll still be creating a new album cover for them, but with a different route.