This was an amazing moment last Tuesday at 
The Collage Movement NYC Live Art at the DL Show- With tributes to the Native Tongues. My long-time fellow brother, renowned artist Derick Cross, painted live next to me for the first time in over ten years; this was a wonderful and special historical moment for me; Derick and I go way back almost 20 years when I first began my humble beginnings in the Black/Latino Art world. doing exhibits and shows together. Love you Derick! 


Being an Artist is considered both a Gift and a Curse:
It’s considered a Gift because of all the wonderful and amazing expressions of love you give to the people on the canvas;
It’s considered a Curse because the people who do love your talent will never understand your madness and your insanity.

~Elton Leonard Jr.