Portrait of Sanité Belair

Date: 2004

DESCRIPTION

Sanité Belair was a lieutenant in Toussaint Louverture’s army who actively participated in the Haitian revolution. She is one of the most symbolic heroines of Haiti’s independence because she displayed great bravery even in the face of death.

Portrait of Harry Belafonte

Size: 40"x 30"
Medium: oil painting on canvas

Portrait of Ossie Davis

Size: 40"x 30"
Medium: oil painting on canvas

Portrait of Ruby Dee

Size: 40"x 30"
Medium: oil painting on canvas

The Twins

Size: 30"x 40 "

Medium: oil painting on canvas

Woman On Fire

Size: 48"x 36 "

Medium: oil painting on canvas

The Sisters

Size: 36"x 48"

Medium: oil painting on canvas

Caribbean Flower

Size: 40"x 30"

Medium: oil painting on canvas

Shadow Of The Past

Size: 60"x 42"
Shape: rectangular
Date: 2019
Medium: oil painting on canvas

DESCRIPTION
The Dakar address was a speech written by M. Henri Guaino,delivered by French President Nicholas Sarkozy on July 27, 2007 at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal. It drew wide criticism for its characterization of Africans as outside of history and progress.This speech has marked many peoples minds. However, it had mostly proved that historyof a people, of a community entitled to be told by those who carry within them themarks that were left by it.On the canvas we can seea young girl wiping this speech that demonstrates that it's author totally ignores the history of Africa. This story is tied to the entire black communityof the world.To claim that "Africans has not gone far enough into the history of the world" is to ignore it's own story.Because, as the old saying goes; Africa is the cradle of humanity.The work using words transcribes this misdeed.We see a little girl erasing this misadventure to reveal a text that emphasizes the fact of not allowing others to impose on ustheir own vision of ourselves.This child represents the future of a people and it is precisely for childrens to take an active part inthe perpetuation of the "who we are".That is how we redefine the SHADOW OF THE PAST.

Portrait of Malcom X

Size: 40"x 30"
Date: 2019
Medium: Mixed media & oil painting on canvas

DESCRIPTION

The portrait of Malcolm X, recalls his position as a free man. The head slightly bent, his postureseems to say: I do not want to wear the name of the slavemaster anymore.We know a man not only by his words but by the value of his actions and acts. Those of Malcolm X have paved the way for future generations.In this painting, behind him appears an X composed of plans of slave ships. It's a way of puttingthe emphasis on everything that X carries in terms of ancestral baggage of slavery and colonization.I do not know if the colors speak loud enough, but when the acts and the words already depict theforce of a man the line of the brush of the artist becomes only one more sketch to tell hisbravery.

The Steps Of My Childhood

Size: 24"x 20"
Date: 2015
Medium: oil painting on canvas

Little Girls Playing Cards

Size: 36"x 48"

Medium: oil painting on canvas

Path Of Freedom

Size: 40"x 30"
Date: 2019
Medium: oil painting on canvas

DESCRIPTION

Freedom is a culmination in the human ideal.Everyone regardless of their origin, or color is lit by this flame.What is freedom? This seemingly simple word, however, have been able to lift entire communities and nations into bloody struggles and wars.The black peoples in particular are a living testimony to this burning human desire.Their example in America is not the only one that describes this strong desire, but it was one of the most striking. The words “to be free” became a right for everyone regardless of their origin or color.In a small island in America, a great revolt, around 1804, led to the decree of general liberty. This island is Haiti.From Toussaint Louverture to Barack Obama, it was the realization of a dream that many had for ideal.

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