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Every horizon line is a double metaphor waiting to dispel the truth (Carbon Drawing, Allapattah)
Medium: Assorted Charcoal Densities, Aerosol White, Flora & Fauna
Dimensions: 40" x 52 "
Year: 2018

Backbone & Waist Deep, Skin of Liberty
(Carbon Drawing, Coral City - Miami Gardens)
Medium: Assorted Charcoal Densities, Aerosol Black,
Flora & Fauna
Dimension: 40' x 51'
Year: 2019

Until I devoured myself, its only history if you remember
(Carbon Drawing, Downtown Miami)
Medium: Assorted Charcoal Densities, Aerosol Black, Flora & Fauna
Dimension: 22” x 30”
Year: 2009/2018

Portrait of Resilience (We black and everything right)
Medium: Aerosol black on paper with rice paper
Dimensions: 22" x 28"
Year: 2018

Photo by David Gary Llyod

I am not my hair (Imposter Syndrome)
Medium: Silkscreen on paper with rice paper
Dimensions: 22 1/2" x 30"
Year: 2019

Photo by David Gary Llyod

Baptized In A River Of Fire
(Carbon Drawing, Little Haiti, N.E. 75 St)
Medium: Assorted Charcoal Densities, Aerosol Black, Flora & Fauna
Dimension: 42' x 52'
Year: 2018

Maroons Over Green Mountains
(Carbon Drawing, Miami Beach)
Medium: Assorted Charcoal Densities, Aerosol Black,Flora & Fauna and Found Fencing
Dimension: 44' x 55'
Year: 2019

We be hair, cells, and everything black
Medium: Silkscreen on paper with rice paper
Dimensions: 22 1/2" x 30"
Year: 2019

Photo by David Gary Llyod

Man of War - Skin, Teeth & Bare bones
(Carbon Drawing, El Portal, N.E. 86 St)
Medium: Assorted Charcoal Densities, Aerosol Black, Flora & Fauna
Dimension: 22” x 30”
Year: 2018

Regal Black Madonna
Medium: Silkscreen on paper with rice paper
Dimensions: 22 1/2" x 30"
Year: 2019

Photo by David Gary Llyod

Ghosted, Spare The Man - Burn The Trees
(Carbon Drawing, Colored Town, N.W. 3rd Avenue)
Medium: Assorted Charcoal Densities, Aerosol Black, Flora & Fauna
Dimensions: 22" x 30 "
Year: 2018

When they stay in the sun their shadow grow with regrets
Medium: Silkscreen on paper with coconut husk
Dimensions: 22.5" x 30"
Year: 2019

Photo by David Gary Llyod

Black Boy Run - Stardust, Blood & A Dream Deferred
(Carbon Drawing, the Pork and Beans, Martin Luther King Boulevard)
Medium: Assorted Charcoal Densities, Aerosol Black, Flora & Fauna
Dimension: 22" x 30"
Year: 2018

Melaninted (Kin of Jospeh, brother of Malcolm)
Medium: Silkscreen on paper with rice paper
Dimensions: 22 1/2" x 30"
Year: 2019

Photo by David Gary Llyod

Cane Sugar, A Ghetto Garden
(Carbon Drawing, Liberty Square, N.W. 63rd St)
Mediums: Assorted Charcoal Densities, Aerosol Black, Flora & Fauna
Dimensions: 39" x 52"
Year: 2018


“The dirt beneath our nails still pray to the Midnight Sun”

"Black mothers wail a virgin rainfall as eulogies bleed like hand-me-down fabric from Christ; black bodies stain the pavement in crimson red." - Morel Doucet 

"The dirt beneath our nails still pray to the Midnight Sun," is a series of mixed media drawings that examine the realities of climate-gentrification, migration, and displacement within the Black diaspora communities of South Florida. Over the past two years, I've been visiting Little Haiti, Overtown Miami, Allapattah, and Liberty City to gather flora and fauna from these communities to create ecological drawings that inscribe the carbon footprint of local residents. 

When I explore these neighborhoods, I see they're sacred to residents. The land harbors their cultural memories, legacies, and a shared nostalgia. Over the last year, developers have been aggressively gentrifying these areas because of their land elevation, often causing the displacement of those affected by rising rents and property tax. As a result, these communities are changing rapidly. I want to explore an environmental approach to metaphorically illustrate climate-gentrification in South Florida. In the event Black bodies cease to exist with the threat of climate-gentrification, the land the diaspora inhabits still holds our cultural memories and genetics of our existence; the tropical foliage and front yard gardens are like gatekeepers of time - they anchor the dreams and hopes of the community. 

Child, and Madonna by Morel Doucet

Black mothers wail a virgin rainfall

as eulogies bleed like hand-me-down fabric

from Christ; black bodies

stain the pavement in crimson red.

We the children of the copper-sun

is the regal Black Madonna, caramelized

brown skin dances in the sultry summer.

Our palms hold a Georgian tradition, smiles

painted as laughter on the smear of our faces.

We chastise nightfall for the fear of

our shadows, clothes stained

with broken promises."