Monday, January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King Day

There other day I heard an amazing radio interview  about a book
called "The Speech" by Gary Younge.
Here is a clip discussing the content of the book.

Enjoy and  Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Being Creative

Photo by : Roen Higgins -

I gave a talk about being creative at a summer youths program in uptown. 
The struggles and success in the creative field and in my life. Discussing how important
it is to believe in yourself and that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
I was pretty nervous giving the presentation, it has been a while since I talked in front
of a crowd. After the talk I played soccer with them, did my best to keep
Connecting with these kids was a wonderful experience, I will definitely 
continue to to share my experiences with the younger generation.
Thank you Roen for allowing me this experience

Thank you life!  

Monday, June 16, 2014

Montreal Mural Festival - Street Art

Montreal during the summer has some amazing festivals to check out and  this is one of them.
Didn't get to take too many photos but these kinda give you and an idea of what was there.
Check out the website to learn more:

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Vinyl Record by Sculpture

I have seen this clip of a crazy animation techimque, I am completely in love with it.
I am thinking of doing a  afro version to it  using this Techinic truly  Amazing!!!

Plastic Infinite from Sculpture on Vimeo.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

MacPherson by Martine Chartrand

This animated film by Martine Chartrand (Black Soul) recounts the friendship between a young FĂ©lix Leclerc and Frank Randolph Macpherson, a Jamaican chemical engineer and university graduate who worked for a pulp and paper company. An inveterate jazz fan, Macpherson inspired Leclerc, who wrote a song about the log drives and entitled it “MacPherson” in honour of his friend. Paint-on-glass animation shot with a 35mm camera.

Martin Chartrand is a close friend, I met her at National Film Board of Canada, During my contract with "Come again in Spring" She such an amazing person and artist. I am really glad I have met her. 
Watch the trailer of her film, it is a beautiful story.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

The Studio Harlem Museum

In February I went to Studio The Harlem Museum, An Amazing Museum by the way!!! You gotta check it out When your in NYC. I came across two images, that stuck out for me by Artist's  Ebony G. Patterson and Toyin Odutola. What I like the most of the first image is the details in the illustration the colors, hair and the expression of the subject. The second is making a bold statement that echos in the Reggae scene it is untitled but I have a name " Pretty Boy " sound fitting!

By Artist: Toyin Odutola visit her site to see more of her wonderful work:

By Artist :Ebony G. Patterson, also she is Jamaican ..NICE!

I might as well mentioned why I was in NYC, I came to see
Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 at the Harlem Museum.
An amazing show it is the first time I get to see photos Gordon Parks in person.
So Amazing, all thank to my Wonderful Tico :)

Gordon Parks, Untitled (Harlem, New York), 1967
Copyright and Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation

Untitled (Harlem, New York), 1967
Copyright and Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation

Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 honors the legacy and the work of late iconic artist and photojournalist Gordon Parks, who would have turned 100 on November 30, 2012. The exhibition, organized by Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden and Assistant Curator Lauren Haynes, will feature approximately thirty black and white photographs of the Fontenelle family, whose lives Parks documented as part of a 1968 Life magazine photo essay. A searing portrait of poverty in the United States, the Fontenelle photographs provide a view of Harlem through the narrative of a specific family at a particular moment in time. This intimate exhibition will include all images from the original essay as well as several unpublished images—some which have never been displayed publicly.
The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Gordon Parks Foundation, a division of the Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation are together creating an exhibition catalogue for Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967, complementing the  five-volume set German publisher Steidl is planning to publish in honor of Parks’s centenary. 

I even found out there is a Gordon Parks Foundation