Jazz is the quintessential American art form. In addition to the music itself jazz represents a way of being and a way of seeing. It embodies freedom of expression, the questioning of dogma, the insistence and practice of joy, of emancipation, in some form. Every day. As poet Langston Hughes wrote, "Jazz is a heartbeat—its heartbeat is yours".





 



 



 

Jazz
Jazz Garden / acrylic on paper
Jazz Garden / acrylic on paper

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Urban Gardening / acrylic on canvas
Urban Gardening / acrylic on canvas

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Howling Dog Jazz / acrylic on board
Howling Dog Jazz / acrylic on board

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Jazz Garden / acrylic on paper
Jazz Garden / acrylic on paper

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