villager, 2022

16” x 20”

Acrylic and Oil Pastel on canvas

the anti of bloom

Bloom is a piece that illustrates the decay of childhood and its innocence in a very quiet and candid fashion. I feel like as adults, sometimes we find ourselves wishing that we never witnessed the unveiling of the true pessimistic and evil nature of the world.

if only the blinds stayed closed and the sun never pierced through our fantasy.

-if only

This piece is dedicated to my lover and life partner, Kehinde.