My Pixel Technique

My ‘Pixel’ technique exposes the community to pointillism and other elements of art history. As with most of my work, I focus on diversity and cultural exchange while engaging people of all ages and skill levels in the production of fine art. I first designed this technique to teach students in Michigan about the Diego Rivera Detroit Industry murals, Frida Kahlo, Auguste Renoir, and Kadir Nelson. The 8′ x 12′ pointillist reproduction of Rivera’s murals raised awareness about Detroit’s priceless treasures, the concepts behind the mural that represents ethnic diversity, and hard work as Detroit considered selling its art collection as the city entered bankruptcy. Hundreds of k-12 students across 11 districts participated with the help of local #JxnArtTeachers. Kids currently in the foster care system painted the Kadir Nelson. They learned about a prominent African-American painter who champions resilience and the human spirit. It now hangs in a DHS office where foster kids and parents can see it daily. High School students painted the Frida Kahlo to learn about the famous and prominent artist who painted and miscarried 20 miles away. Impoverished elderly women suffering from a variety of conditions painted the recreation of Renoir’s work. They proudly hang it in their social/activities room. Consumer’s Energy graciously provided my assistants.

12x8' Acrylic
12×8′ Acrylic
PixelYCS

PixelRENOIR

PixelFRIENDLYHOME2

PixelFRIENDLYHOME

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PixelYCS2

Pixel1

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