El florecer después de noche
Gouache, acrylic, micron pen on bristol
I wanted this piece to be centered around spiritually and the presence of nature, which is used by showing the face of a person.
Your butterfly effect
Gouache on bristol
A person's face is near the middle with their eyes closed. The background shows different paths that could be taken. This piece represents how anyone of any color has to go down a path and deal with the things that come with it.
Disillusioned 92 Buffalo Soldiers
A painting focusing on the disregarded history of Black soldiers in World War 2. This piece draws allusions to white-centered patriotism, the proliferation of Jim Crow restrictions, and how the GI bill neglected African American soldiers.
woah, even death can daydream
This painting is supposed to be a bit lighthearted, yet morbid at the same time, simply saying that if death can daydream, what's stopping you from letting out your creative prowess?
Anatomy of the Selfs
Acrylic on Bristol
This artwork is meant to portray a struggle of the mind and self-acceptance, as who you are on the inside (the raw side of you represented through the use of the red hues) tries to take over by clashing with the outside or the front that you put up to hide the turmoil and emotions (the front that is seen by the public).
Ajna ca Muladhara
Gouache on Bristol
This artwork is about the connection between intuition (ajna = the sanskrit word for the third eye chakra) and what it means to ground oneself to find stability (muladhara = the sanskrit word for the root chakra).
Higher Education in Debt
Gouache on Bristol
This artwork is meant to highlight the student debt crisis we are facing in America, and the various “Monopolies” taking advantage of highschool students interested in higher education.
Above and Beyond
Gouache, Watercolor and Colored Pencils on Paper
Pushing through, showing resilience and going beyond the finish line to embrace what the journey has in store.
Life does not end when we die
A sly reference to the tarot card, death, “Life does not end when we die” displays the closeness between life and death.
The City of Dreams
Gouache and marker on Bristol paper
This piece explores the idea of transformation in the context of NYC and the aspiration to achieve the American Dream.
This artwork is about showing some emotions by using certain colors and shapes, at the same time illustrating a human skull.
Moment of Clarity
This piece represents achieving clarity out of confusion.
The New Normal
Acrylic on canvas
This artwork is about showing the irony of what Times Square has turned to due to a pandemic.
This work is about transformation.
Beauty and the Ugly
My main theme was around creating a representation of what people find to be beautiful and ugly or unattractive and how america’s standards for beauty have harmed so many people of all genders to the point where our society has damaged our relationships and our perspective in terms of what we ourselves should consider beautiful.