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AMERICA'S DNA 1619  
2020

August 1619: A ship arrives in Point Comfort, a coastal port in the 
British Colony of Virginia, carrying between 20 and 30 enslaved 
Africans. They are sold to the colonists in exchange for
 provisions. This marks the beginning of American slavery.

The 1619 Project with New York Times Staff Writer 
(on racial injustice) Nikole Hannah-Jones
Interview Starts at 7:40 (Click to view)





BLACK CARGO  2020






IVORY COAST  2012



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UNTITLED 2019

Untitled Art  frees the viewer’s imagination to creatively explore the art with absolutely no limits or boundaries. This allows the viewer more time to look and think about what is being seen. This individual way of observing, creates endless ways and potentials of how the art is being viewed. Such an effect causes the viewer to create his or her own interpretation of what they see.


The artist believes titles can sometimes be limiting for both the viewer and the art. Titles can bring immediate closure to the viewer exploring the art.  All is seen in the title.  Therefore, the viewer looks, but does not necessarily take time to see, what could possibly be beyond the title.  


The artist’s goal is to help strengthen and create independent thinking and expression about what the viewer personally sees and feels through his or her own eyes, by simply using his or her own minds. This style of art has been birthed free of titling, so that the art can converse and articulate its own voice to the viewer.  Anton quotes, “I want the viewer to remember the art by establishing a personal connection from the experience of visually exploring the art, possibly creating his or her own title.”




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ACTIVIST  2019

A person who campaigns to bring about Political or Social Change.


WHICH ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

(WORDS BELOW ARE EMBODIED IN THIS PAINTING)

ADVOCATE. CHANGE. JOIN. MOTIVATE. ENGAGE. DEBATE.  MARCH. CATALYZE. CREATE. THINK ABOUT YOUR ACTIONS. FUNDRAISER. FIGHT. AFFIRM. AGITATE. SHOP. STAY WOKE.  REACH OUT. VOTE. DEMAND CHANGE. DISRUPT. TEXT. SIGN UP.  BE LOUD. WAKE UP. POST. SHOW UP. MOVE. PETITION. CHEER. RUN. DONATE. REMEMBER. OPPOSE. RALLY. ORGANIZE. RECYCLE. GIVE BACK. SPEAK UP. RESEARCH. WRITE. SPREAD THE  WORD. STAND UP. ENVISION. VOLUNTEER. DECLARE. HOST. EMPHASIZE. ACT. EDUCATE. GIVE. SHOUT. ACCEPT. LEARN. EFFECT. SUPPORT, TEACH. EMPOWER. CARE. INSPIRE. ASSIST. LISTEN. MENTOR. NOBILZE. OBJECT. COMMENT. CALL. USE YOUR VOICE. PROTEST. READ. PURSUE. OFFER. REGISTER. ASK. RESIST. SHARE. SIGN. SPEAK OUT. CHAMPION. DEMONSTRATE. TWEET. GATHER. MAKE YOUR CHOICE. 






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UNTITLED  2018






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BLACK CARGO  2017


THE JOURNEY CONTINUES SERIES 


The upright figures in this ongoing 20 year series represent a people in transition, in search of truth, honesty, freedom, a homeland. Which paths should be taken, and in which direction should we navigate during this journey we call Life? Where do we belong, where will we end up, and how will we survive? Strength, Power, and Support, is what these figures represent. Worldwide Warriors of Peace, Soldiers of Righteousness, Seekers of Truth, and Messengers Eradicating Ignorance, Racism, Hunger and Poverty. Most Powerful We Are...When Together We Think and United We Stand as a Race called "Hue-Man." Remember...Gathered We're Strong - Divided We Perish...(Click to view)






   
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FOCUS ON THY INNER SELF  2014


THIRD EYE SERIES


The Third Eye also known as the inner eye is located around the middle of the forehead, slightly above the junction of the eyebrows. It's a mystical and esoteric concept referring to a speculative invisible eye which provides perception beyond ordinary sight. In certain dharmic spiritual traditions such as Hinduism, the third eye refers to the ajna or brow chakra. In Theosophy it is related to the pineal gland. The third eye refers to the gate that leads to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness. In New Age spirituality, the third eye often symbolizes a state of enlightenment or the evocation of mental images having deeply personal spiritual or psychological significance. The third eye is often associated with religious visions, clairvoyance, the ability to observe chakras and auras, precognition, and out-of-body experiences. People who are claimed to have the capacity to utilize their third eyes are sometimes known as seers...(Click to view)






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SHACKLED 2019

A SHACKLE, also known as a gyve, is a U-Shaped piece of metal secured with a clevis pin or bolt across the opening, or a hinged metal loop secured with a quick-release locking pin mechanism. The term also applies to handcuffs and other similarly conceived restraint devices that function in a similar manner keeping things locked in place.