Category Archives: Original Art

Crack Babies… “Broken, But Not Defeated”

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The Crack Babies represent all of us. In some shape or form, we’re all broken. Mentally or maybe physically. “Broken, but not defeated.”

The Crack Babies were originally created in a college classroom during the first day of classes. I was unwarrantably warned by a professor to not illustrate any images with guns or images that degrade women. Being stereotyped in front of my peers sparked the creation of the first Crack Baby. I can still remember the day when I ignored his lecture and sketched the first baby.

The Crack Babies have appeared in a lot of my work over the years. Featured in printed materials and gallery shows. 3D versions have actually been created from ceramics and other materials. I occasionally like to combine their graphic nature with my figurative or portrait art. The Crack Babies are destined to be a part of some future commercial endeavors. They’re their own brand.

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Black History Month In July?

 

“Broken Chains” 15 x 20. Watercolour

 

I originally created this image around February. I know why I didn’t post it earlier. I didn’t finish the background and the photographs of my low contrast paintings never look right. It’s a good progress shot I guess. The overall composition will work better when I finally finish the piece.