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"In The Hood-Portraits of African American Professionals Wearing a Hoodie #5", 2013, Technique Mixte on canvas, 48"w x 48"h.

"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."


Chicago, painting, Filipino American


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