The Gift of Disinheritance


“Abram Vesper,” Oil on canvas, 2009


“Falling back #2,” Frame, Oil on canvas, 2009


“Falling back #1,” Frame, Oil on canvas, 2009


“At Sea,” Gilded frame, Crumpled oil painting, 2009

“Artifact 4,” Gilded frame, crumpled oil painting, 2009

Recent work


“Nip tuck”, 2009, Crumpled canvas oil painting.

“push your own damn boat,” 2009, Cut canvas oil painting.


“A History Far Too Convoluted For Words,” 2008, cut canvas oil paintings


“Conclusive” (Front), 2008, Cut canvas oil painting


“Conclusive” (Back), 2008, Cut canvas oil painting


“How I found him”, 2008, oil, canvas, branch, twine


“Our mother was always so…” 2009, Oil on canvas


“Mother’s Solution…”, 2009, oil on canvas


“All we Know of our Father”, 2008, oil on canvas


“How I remember him”, 2009, oil and tar on canvas


“Bind up thy wounds and press on”, 2008, Oil on canvas


“George, George, George”, Installed at SCAD, 2008, oil on canvas on wood.


Hungry!, oil on canvas, 2008


Martyr, oil on linen, 2008


Removed from Tar, oil and tar on wood block, 2008


Crumpled self-portrait, crumpled canvas oil painting, 2008


Patriot Flag, crumpled canvas oil painting, 2008

Seascape, Crumpled canvas oil painting on stretcher, 2008


Seascape, detail

Still Hungry, oil, spray paint and enamel on canvas, 2008


Slippage, Installed in the studio, 2008, velvet, wood, gold leaf


Slippage, Detail 2008,


“I still don’t know how it ended like this, but it began when one of the older women called her blackness into question.”, 2008, Oil on canvas, submerged in steel tank of tar, on wood platform


Seaworthy, 2008, Cut canvas oil painting and thread


Virginia born, 2008, Oil and tar on canvas,


Kindling, 2008, Cut canvas oil painting


My failure, not hers, 2008, Oil and tar on canvas


“I still don’t know how it ended like this, but it began when one of the older women called her blackness into question.”, Study, 2007


Finding folding and fondling our first forefather, 2007


From Sea to Shining Sea, 2007


Shroud (before, after, and detail), 2007


Shroud (front, and back), 2007


Aftermath: Artifact #2, 2006-2007


Aftermath: Artifact #2 (detail), 2006-2007


Conversation Between Paintings #3: Descent, 2007


Conversation Between Paintings #2: The Meeting: “We Was Jus’ Talkin,’” 2007


Conversation Between Paintings #1: Decending From a Cross to be Nourished at the Breast of Our Mother, 2006-2007


Study of Negro Reparation, 2006


“He Titled His Piece ‘Bust'”, 2007


Unsure Footing: Unfolding the Myth of Power, 2007


White Underneath 1-6, 2006-2007


White Underneath, Detail


Scream, 2006


Spouse, 2006


“Mama She Ain’t White She Jus’ Real Light Skinded” (front and back), 2006


Othello, 2005


Whitewash, 2005


Bent Over Backward, 2005


Fallen, 2006


Through, 2005


Wholeness, 2006