Developed 2013, 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 demonstrated this technique to teach students in Michigan about the Diego Rivera Detroit Industry murals (2013-2014), Frida Kahlo (2014), Kadir Nelson (2015), and Auguste Renoir (2016).
The 8′ x 12′ pointillist reproduction of Rivera’s Detroit Industry murals housed at the City’s Detroit Institute of Art (2014) raised awareness about Detroit’s priceless art treasures, the concepts behind the mural that represent intellectual and ethnic diversity, and Detroit’s legacy of 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.
High School Spanish students painted recreated a Frida Kahlo self-portrait to learn about the famous and prominent artist who painted and miscarried 20 miles away (2014).
Kids currently in the foster care system painted the Kadir Nelson (2015). 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.
Impoverished elderly women suffering from a variety of conditions painted the recreation of Renoir’s work (2016). Consumer’s Energy graciously provided my assistants for the Friendly Home for Impoverished Women Renior Pixel Project. All rights reserved.