Greetings, I hope all is well. I took a short break from social media to create new works and reinvest in my brand. I watched the Philadelphia sports teams; as a result, I am selling prints. The 80s and 90s sports teams and legends in Philadelphia inspired me. I made a series of collages called Symbols and Icons representing Philly culture during COVID. I am selling matted prints, 11x14, for $45.00, including shipping and handling. If you are interested in purchasing an original or signed matted prints, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I accept all forms of payment, including PayPal, Venmo, and Cash App. Thank you for your support.
The Philadelphia Eagles influenced me. They won the Super bowl Championship in 2018, as a result; I wanted to document the experience. My Family, and I attended a Super Bowl party in Philadelphia. In South Philadelphia, we visit our friend Thomas, who hosted a Super bowl party every year at his apartment where he served food and beverages. I was excited to watch the games at Thomas’s house because it was the first time in years that the Eagles played in the Super bowl. The Eagle defeated the Patriot with several beautiful plays with excellent offense and defense. I remembered seeing fireworks, drivers honking their car horns, and people dancing in the streets. The Eagle won their first major Super bowl, as a result; I felt true Philadelphia proud.
Philadelphia Eagle, Mixed Media, 8 x10, $300.00 (The Original) 11x 14 Matted Digital Print, $45.00 (The Reproduction)
The Phillies' World Series Championship inspired me in 2008. The Phillies defeated the Tampa Bay Rays by winning four games to one to become the champions. I watched the World Series Championship and felt the tension in the city's air. Everyone in Philadelphia watched the game with their friends and family. People were taking off from work and school to watch or attended the game. I witnessed Cole Hamels pitched a perfect game during the series. In addition, I watched the victory parade on Board Street. I captured and documented the experience of winning a national title; as a result, I paid homage to a winning team.
Philadelphia Phillies, Mix Media, 8x10, $300.00 (The Original) 11x 14 Matted Digital Print, $45.00 (The Reproduction)
I wanted to pay homage to Joe Frazier, a World Boxing Champion, who lived in Philadelphia during his lifetime. He started out poor and became a famous boxer. Joe represented Philadelphia as a hometown hero because of his boxing and community. I became fascinated by watching his boxing matching on YouTube. I researched his boxing techniques for my self-defense class. He had a unique style of boxing which was like KRAV Maga, an Israeli Martial Arts. I watched video footage of Joe Frazier defeating Muhammed Ali. Joe leap across the ring and hit Ali Muhammed Ali with his legendary gazelle punch. It lead to Ali’s first defeat in the ring. Joe Frazier, a short boxer, fought aggressively and dominated his opponents in the ring. He moved fast and had excellent head movement. As a result, he was unstoppable and could not get punched. I remembered riding the SEPTA bus in North Philadelphia and I watched Joe Frazier walk outside of his personal gym. People cheered and waved as he held his hand up to the crowd.. I realized Joe Frazier was a Philadelphia icon. He represented Philly proud and determination which is the essence of Philadelphian culture.
The Great Joe Frazier, Mix Media, 8 x10, $300.00 (The Original) 11x 14 Matted Digital Print, $45.00 (The Reproduction)
Julius Erving inspired me to create this work. Philadelphians considered Julius Erving a celebrity; because he won the NBA championship for Philadelphia. I remembered he helped the 76er's win NBA Championships during the 1980s. The 76ers won The National Basketball Association Championship in 1983. I watched as Julius Erving and Moses Malone defeated The LA Lakers during the seven-game series. I admired Julius Erving because of his special skills and athleticism on the court. He was the one of the best NBA basketball player of his era. Everyone wanted to play like Julius Erving because of his slam dunk and dribbling. We tried to mimic his style on the court. Philadelphia was proud as I watched the parade on Market street.
Dr. Julius Erving, Mix Media, 8 x10, $300.00 (The Original) 11x 14 Matted Digital Print, $45.00 (The Reproduction)
The Love statue inspired me to create this work. The statue represents Philadelphia culture. For most of my life, I lived in Philadelphia. I did not appreciate the statue. I left Philadelphia and moved to Baltimore, Maryland, to attend graduate school in 1997. Hence, I missed home and thought about my memories in Philadelphia. The Love statue was in the skaters' park. When I first visited the park, the statue memorized me with its strong red, green, and blue colors. When I returned to Philadelphia in the 2000s, I had a better appreciation of the Philadelphia landmarks and symbols. These landmarks made Philadelphia unique and a special place compared to other cities. Philadelphia is the only city that has a Love statue. It represents the city of brotherly love, and I wanted to document and pay homage to such a symbolic icon.
Love, Mixed Media, 8 x10, $300.00(The Original) 11x 14 Matted Digital Print, $45.00 (The Reproduction)