"In The Hood- Portraits of Professional African Americans", a project of large scale paintings done in Technique Mixte of African American professionals, male and female wearing a “Hoodie”. The project is to continue the dialogue in perception, race-relations, stigmas, images, stereotypes, generalizations. This project was inspired by the tragedy of the 17 y.o. African American teenager, Trayvon Martin who was shot and killed last year while wearing a hoodie in a Florida neighborhood. "Until we see each other beyond the “Hood and into Humanity”, we perhaps can achieve peace and erase color lines."