I worked on recreating a 30" x 36 painting of the AACM Tribute to Fletcher Henderson just for this exhibition. The main image in the painting is featuring Kahir B a Chicago land poet, who is the current president of the AACM of Chicago. He has relocated to the New York spoken work scene and perhaps in the years to come will check out the Berlin spoken word scene. When I first saw KaHir B in concert at MP Amphitheater he was on "Fire", I had to capture him pen to paper, as I did Nicole Mitchell, Dee Alexander and Anne Ward on keyboards.
Susan Fox, is the owner of the 1st color study, and uses the images to brand her "Intersections Series", held at Elastic Arts. It has been suggested over the last five years that I turn some of my 16" x 12" acrylic on watercolor paper into murals, or larger paintings after this residency in Berlin, I think I shall take there advice.
Tonight is the opening, and I am on my way out the door to flag a taxi for the ride over, I won't be on public transportation tonight.