"In The Hood- Portraits of African American Professionals Wearing a Hoodie"
These are 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" vs. "Reality, race-relations, stigmas, images, stereotypes, and 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.