“The Human Condition”, 2020


Acrylic Paint


130.81 x 127.0 cm

Year Created



Acrylic paint on canvas. Irregularly shaped [This painting is unstretched/ unframed but my intention is to have either done upon the agreement of a sale.] Top right corner: 47.63 cm Bottom left corner: 38.1 cm Top horizontal: 84.14 Bottom ...

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Artist's commentary

This painting is about the contradiction between the mind and body of man; His mind mind is free to ponder truths beyond space and time. Yet his body lies, within these bounds. In the flesh, he is prisoner of ages. He is woven with the webs of relation. The weaver knows him well. He wears a suit, and is plagued by his nakedness. He escapes himself only to discover himself.

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[Ecclesiastes 3:10 - 11} I have seen the burden God has given humanity to keep us occupied. He has made everything suited to its time; also, he has given human beings an awareness of eternity; but in such a way that they can't fully comprehend, from beginning to end, the things God does.

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Born in 1999 in Jamaica. Currently residing in Queens, NY.

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Feb 3, 2023



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Asking Price

$7,000.00 USD

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