Posts Tagged ‘art’

Heidelberg Street, a Diamond in the Ruff in Detroit

Heidelberg Street, a Diamond in the Ruff in Detroit

The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor art project in Detroit, Michigan. It was created in 1986 by artist Tyree Guyton and his grandfather Sam Mackey (“Grandpa Sam”) as an outdoor art environment in the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood on the city’s east side, just north of the city’s historically African-American Black Bottom area. The Heidelberg Project is, […]


Bound by Pride

Bound by Pride

I created this image during a period of my life where I felt the gay community and the gay world was suffocating me. As much as I tried to be a part of it, the more it rejected me or held me back. This is something I struggle with often. I’m very much a community […]


Flower Bed

Flower Bed

As I continue this year, committed to posting one new image each day for 365 days, I would like to begin introducing other aspects of my work. I often use my photography as a starting place rather than an end. I merge the images into drawings, paintings and serigraph prints through a variety of techniques. […]


Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson in the rain by Tobias Rehberger

Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson in the rain by Tobias Rehberger

Yesterday, we visited the “Embrace” exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. This piece by Tobias Rehberger was my favorite of the exhibit. Tobias was able to break down the normal rules of not interacting or touching the art. You make your way through this maze of bungee cords to find little pockets or rooms where […]


Enlightened

Enlightened

This back lit image was used originally for a lgbt art show at The Other Side Arts. For many years, I tried to give lgbt artists in the Denver area a venue to show their work. The goal was to engage the lgbt community in dialogue through art.


Lonnie

Lonnie

This is one of my early fashion pieces. I worked with designer, Armando Guerra on creating this haunting look of our friend and model, Lonnie. I’ve always love the severeness of this piece. The stark black and white of the garment as well as the lighting and makeup. There’s a certain level of desperation in […]


Equal Rights

Equal Rights

In the Summer of 2007, I was invited to show my DisClosure film and photography series at the San Francisco Sex Workers Art and Film Festival. During the week of the festival, sex workers from all over the country protested an ordinance that targeted them. They took to the streets and peacefully protested in their […]


Chill

Chill

As I start to build up my fashion portfolio, I continue to go through my archive and find little treasures like this. I love the deep shadows of this piece


Remigio

Remigio

Photo of the Day: This photo was chosen, in part, by a random selection by Felix Macias with the # 175. This photo of my partner, Remy was from our second photo shoot together. As I was editing the photo I thought about who helped to choose it. Felix is also a photographer who really […]


Macho Sissy

Macho Sissy

I’ve been hanging out with my friend Armando for the last couple of days. He’s been working in my studio on a painting for his Mom for Christmas. It made me think of all of the photo shoots we’ve done together. This one has always been on of my favorites. It’s part of a “macho […]


Sleep

Sleep

After a 22 hour car drive from Portland, all I can think of is sleep. I thought this piece communicted that well. Good night until tomorrow!


Ice Painting 4

Ice Painting 4

I am currently working on a series of “Ice Painting” pieces where I use ice and acrylic paint as my substrate and medium and take macro shots of the results. I love these because it’s a way of using both my passions. It’s painting and photography. In February I will be showing these pieces at the […]


Tea Time

Tea Time

I often use my photography as a starting place rather than an end. I merge the images into drawings, paintings and serigraph prints through a variety of techniques. This serigraph print on paper measures approximately 16″x20″ and is part of my ongoing, Macho Sissy series. The work  juxtaposes masculine and feminine imagery together representing the […]


Denver Art Museum and Library

Denver Art Museum and Library

This is one of my favorite shots of Denver. I love how the sun reflects off the library and puts the Denver Art Museum in silhouette. I’m proud to be a citizen of Denver as it grows and evolves.