November 15, 2010
Oil on canvas, 2010
Sonia Sanchez is one of my favorite poets.
So I was pretty honored to be asked to do a portrait of her to be a part of “BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez: A Tribute in Word, Music and Dance”.
The tribute featured presentations from Ruby Dee, Talib Kweli, Haki Madhubuti and others.
It was a great event that I was happy to be a part of.
Sonia loved the painting. And I was glad.
Sonia and I with the portrait:
And, me and Ruby Dee. Just because.
August 8, 2010
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Oil on canvas, 2010
June 30, 2010
Photos by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
May 20, 2009
After my “Flags (Self-Portrait)”, I decided to do a series of portraits just like it – people wearing the colors of their ethnic background on their face and torso. This is the fourth portrait in that series (one being my portrait of Barack Obama titled “Kenyan-American”). I had my roommate D’Andrea, who was born in Bermuda, pose for me.
And this is me working on the painting: