I’m from the Boston area. I’ve been an artist my entire life. I studied art, including graphic design, illustration, painting and digital arts at UMass Amherst and Northeastern University. I grew up in an an urban neighborhood, and my art is usually a representation of that background.
My recent work covers two themes, Artists and Heroes.
The hero theme includes everyday people like barbers, and mothers and fathers, as well as worldly figures like Nelson Mandela, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass.
My artists theme is made up of anyone that takes pride and loses themselves in the creativity of their craft. This includes musicians, dancers, tattooists, and so on.
My older work includes pieces created while I was in school, including a period where my characters were made up of African sculpture that was brought to life, some of which were turned into murals and others into a children’s book.
This year I hope to create pieces on themes of landscapes and politics. I hope to show the beauty of the area, and my opinions on serious issues like the presidential campaign, the Flint water crisis.
My goal is to continue exploring themes that remind people of the beauty of the Boston area, from tough and gritty to beautiful and picturesque, as well as fun, and to create images of people that have accomplished great feats, requiring courage and sacrifice.
Heroes: Frederick Douglass
Escaped American. "What to the American Slave is your 4th of July?"
Animation and Video
1. Thesis Project
Maya, animation and rendering.
4. Character Animation Final, Walk Cycle and Antic.
Maya: Animation with humor and antic. Walk cycle.
3. Heavy Lift
Maya: Heavy lift animation.
5. Character Animation - Foxtail
Maya: Animation, foxtail.
6. Character Animation - Walk Cycle
Maya: Walk cycle
7. Character Animation - Maya: Pull Animation
Maya: Pull animation.
8. Character Animation - Push
Maya: Animation, push.
14. Maya Rig Sample
Maya: Rigging setup and demo.
15. Maya Skin Weight Sample
Maya: Skin weight, assignment and demo.
16. Maya Rigged Model, basic animation, Spiderman
Maya: rig and animation.
2. Alley Animatic
Animatic short of alley cat story. Hand drawn, and compiled in After-effects.
9. Kinetic Type
After Effects: Kinetic Type (*language)
12. After Effects - LOTR Final
After effects: compositing.
11. After Effects - Shadow Box
After Effects: Multimedia, animation and lighting.
14. Animatic, Anyone sitting here?
Animatic: Hand drawn, After Effects and Sound Editing.
Video draft intro.
10. FinalProject Sound
Sound Editing, SoundTrack Pro.
13. After Effects - 3d Objects and Space test
After effects, animation, with 3 dimensional objects.