“We’re I This Together” is a piece again, about relationships. It’s about how we can affect ourselves through the things we do to each other.
In particular, it has to do with arguments. We spend a lot of time arguing our own points and perspectives that we don’t or refuse to see the others. Some of it has to do with selfishness. Some of it has to do with fear. Sometimes it’s pride and ego as well. One would hope to see beyond an emotional level of things but it doesn’t happen much. HAA! You can think about yourself but if you aren’t thinking about your mate at the same time… there’s no relation involved except for how you think the other is making you feel. Sometimes it’s your own insecurities and when someone sheds light on it… there’s a lot of thoughts that come along with that vulnerability. You gotta be honest with yourself and except who you are and grow from there. If the other person cares for you and moving in the same way… they will recognize it and deal righteously. If not… you got problems. HAAA.
None of us are perfect in relationships or even how we interact on a basic level. That’s the task of learning or getting to know someone. Some things connect and some don’t. From that point you decide how you want to deal. If you fail to recognize these things, you can end up destroying yourself while combating each other. Anger makes you tense, closed off in a sense and you can end up suffocating. May not see a way out until your last breath is let out.
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“Pass or Get Dragged” is one of those pieces that you need to view from three different sides. It’ is based on the last couple of generations and how we relate. No shame about it, my peers and I represent the middle generation. Our perspectives are shared with the other two. We respect the older generations moral codes for the most part and enjoy and respect the younger generations “make your own rules” mentality. There are values in both perspectives in life but it seems like… in some cases like they can’t respect each other. With that said, my generation is the glue. Sometimes we are the translator for both… the middle man. HAAA.
The thing about is, we all will have a chance to play those roles solely based on age. What we learn from our experiences will determine how we relate to the close people around us. The young will always have fresh, new and sometimes radical views. It’s what pushes us further in evolving as beings. You can continue to grow as you get older but that’s only with an open attitude regardless of what you may have learned. There is always more to learn. The spiritual being is infinite.
However, if you stunt your own growth by believing there is nothing more or… that you are above those that experience life after you… time will run you ragged. The world is gonna move on! You can either… pass the batton or … get dragged from trying to hold on to what you thought to have possessed. Time moves and there is no sympathy for those who don’t move with it.
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The name of this print is called, “Wants and Resentments”. Coming from a male perspective, this piece represents some of the struggles we encounter when pursuing a woman. You can see the different mentalities a man can have and the actions behind them from an instinctive level, to a spiritual level.
You have the woman in the piece showcasing her beauty in a taunting way. She’s sending signals… mixed at that (represented by the hearts/triangles). One guy is receiving the signals and of course he’s unsure. HA. Another guy got that look of like, “Can’t trust it!”. And everybody else is full steam ahead!
I mean we all want… desire… affection, sex and possibly love from the opposite sex. HA. The resentment comes from a couple of things. Sometimes it’s what we may have to go through to get it. On the front end, you can say courting, going out, having to impress with what you can offer, presentation, background check, etc. HA. In the long run, it’s security… from a physical view but also from a spiritual. Helping someone feel secure in being themselves. Comfort… and when you find out who that person really is, you may not want to be with them at all. Then it’s like, I did all these things and they are not who I thought they were.
Women aren’t the only ones to feel that energy. A man can carry a some luggage too. I have seen cats put on that player suit because of it and the funny thing is… he’ll attract more women. HAA. Hey, you gotta grow through it though. Recognize both sides and deal righteously if you can. HAA.
On a side note: It works both ways of course and… intentions do matter in most situations.
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“THIS WEEK ONLY” Portraits for sale until 12/25/13. For this Holiday Season I decided to do some digital illustration portraits for a low price of $150.00. Of course a portrait will only be one person(will cost extra for more than one person) but it can be of any one you want. Great anytime gifts for family and friends. All you need to do is provide a picture and the pay the fee through paypal.com(email: firstname.lastname@example.org) and you will get sent a digital jpeg file of the completed illustration at any size you desire. For any more inquiries contact: email@example.com. Get yours!!! FANGGGGGG!
This piece here was originally created as a cover for Jovonna Rodriguez book called “Pronouns”. It was a poetry book and she left the creation of it up to me so of course… I did my thing. HAA! It was about human beings and the connections we have with each other through experiences so… I created one person that consists of other people with a heart in the center representing care and consideration. For me, it’s also about how we grow together and individually which still affects us as a whole. I was creating a new style for my self at this point. HAAAA!
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“The King” Print is one of my favorite paintings that I created. I just thought about everyone claiming to be King of this and that. Even how some consider Elvis to be the King. Elvis was that to some because he was copying black expression but he was white. Then I thought about the history of music and after “negro spirituals” and gospel… it was the Blues that came next. This was the base for every other music that followed. B.B. King was a pioneer in that. One of the best to do it and still performing. In my mind, he was a KING! I read a book about him at the time and I seen this photo by Brian Smith. B.B. mentioned that some one asked him why does he look like he do(make those faces while playing). His response was “I tell them looks aren’t important, feeling is.”. I just ran with it because from the pic, you can tell he was feeling what he was playing… HEAVY!! He’s playing life. His music altered people lives with his songs, voice and guitar. Hense, the plants growing from the guitar. B.B. King is the KING to me!
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This is a print that I made a while ago but still a favorite. The meaning has to do with what a lot of us want in monogamous relationships… to be together, think as one, to move as a unit, be each others best friend, lovers, inspiration for each other, life partner etc. It’s a powerful actuality and feeling. We have that potential… sometimes it’s easy sometimes it isn’t but IT IS POSSIBLE!! A constant exchange and consideration for each others well being. It’s even better when it is a genuine action. HAAA!