Untitled (Afro Stud), n/d (Circa 2004)
acrylic, ink pen and collage element on paper, 6.25 x 4.25 inches (uneven and unframed)
This collage of an ideal East Village stud with an afro serves as a symbol of bohemianism and non nonconformity for the artist.
It is one of many small scaled works on paper made while living and working in New York City's East Village during the 00's while the neighborhood was going through an anti-cultural revolution of its own.
The legendary "everything goes" lifestyle that attracted the artist to the East Coast was being transformed by the corporate powers that be before his very own eyes and drawing the early impressions of imperfections he observed on the streets and clubs was his way of keeping a record of his life here.