What did you or did not like about the first apartment you ever rented?
I Loved my apartment because it was all mine and I was partial to the smooth shiny wood floors which I slide back and forth on just for fun! Indoor skating. I also loved the large rooms and proximity to goods, services & amenities.
What kind of art is your favorite? Why?
Personally my favorite type of art to create are collages. I Love creating collages. I can’t draw a straight line but I enjoy viewing the Old Masters Paintings like Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals and Jan Steen. The Dutch Masters are some of my favorites. I also Love 19th Century Art including the Impressionists, Post Impressionists, Realism, Surrealists, etc… I also Love African American artists like Kara Walker, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Augusta Savage, Jacob Lawrence, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Faith Ringgold, Horace Pippin, Romare Bearden and Kehinde Wiley. One of my goals is to visit art museums in England, Italy, France and Spain. I’m also an amateur photographer. Sometimes in my imagination I see myself as the next Romare Bearden or Jean-Michel Basquiat. I created a well received family photo collage for an employee art exhibit a few years ago. In March I made more collages which I plan to put together hopefully to be displayed in a small exhibit. I have big dreams.
How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order?
I only have one sibling my brother Stephen. http://nyti.ms/1BktTeP I am the oldest by two years.
Complete this sentence: I’m dreaming of a white …. (and no you can’t use Christmas as your answer)
I’m Dreaming of a White Sandy Beach on a Sun swept Caribbean Island.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am grateful that last weekend I was able to spend time with my brother Stephen seeing Jurassic World movie and going to see the Basquiat Special Exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. My brother Stephen has Autism but has a wide variety of interests that include movies, art, sports, theater, etc.. My hope, prayer and goal is to spend more time with Stephen this summer and fall having fun. https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/basquiat_notebooks/
I plan on going back to the Brooklyn Museum Basquiat special exhibit before it ends in August and I hope to take my brother to see the Brooklyn Cyclones (minor league baseball team) sometime this summer. http://www.brooklyncyclones.com/home/#homegraph_663