Additional Information

"Every good painter paints what he is" J. Pollock

"When I am in my painting, I am not aware of what I'm doing" J. Pollock

"…when you're painting out of your unconscious, figures are bound to emerge.” J. Pollock

Artist Statement

In some of my recent artwork I have depicted the therapeutic beauty found in all cultures of human race. My process utilizes acrylic and mixed media to convey the richest elements of specific identities'. With these artworks, I select paint colors and other reclaimed materials that I collage in order to present various cultural elements such as the Ghanaian Punu King who paints his face white to protect his village from harm and adorns his mouth with exotic coverings.
In my other artworks, I convey strength through majestic animals like Eagles, Peacocks, Horses and Elephants. What is majestic? An eagle is a beautiful creature who lives life with a passion and purpose. A Stallion can be wild or tame depending on how it is treated. Elephant symbolism involves wisdom, patience and thought. The mind is the elephants playground. The peacock is known in history to posses some of the most admired human characteristics and is a symbol of integrity and the beauty we can achieve when we endeavor to show our vibrant and authentic colors.
I realize we can learn a lot from animals and from color. In these paintings I am drawn to these desired concepts for their qualities that make the human experience more rewarding.
In my working process when doing abstract paintings, I like to find figures that become studies for figurative works such as Life in Motion which contains multiple unplanned images within one single image with many subjective meanings.

He'da Rose