This was a commission for the artist Tyrone Mitchell's show at The Merton Simpson Gallery in April. He presented me with images of the concept to reference. He loved my samples and the work was done, both at my studio in The Bronx and in his studio in Hudson. In both pieces elements of modernist forms, hieroglyphics, and abstract graffiti were executed by the use of air-brush and painted application.
Additionally constructed in a fabric provided by the artist, was a base for Pointing, referencing "scarification" and it's relationship to identity across the waters to the new world. The base was later eliminated. For Falling Up, the multi-colored stand was simplified. Sometimes less is more.