Minutes before a heartbreak is story about red flags. This body of work explores the inner thoughts of a person leading up to a heartbreak; through the use of poetry and playful illustrations. It’s treated as an album with each painting in the collection depicted as an individual track; a red flag that shows the viewers a path that’s minutes before a heartbreak.   Track 1: Waiting for you / Young  Track 2: Obsessed  Track 3: Somebody’s Girl  Track 4: Betrayed  Track 5: My heart’s on fire  Track 6: The Break up  Track 7: You warned me  Track 8: Just want to let you know  Track 9: In love and losing it  Track 10: Church Girls
       
     
Waiting for you / Young (2019)
       
     
Obsessed (2019)
       
     
Somebody’s Girl (2019)
       
     
Betrayed (2019)
       
     
Heart’s on fire
       
     
Break Up (2019)
       
     
You warned me (2019)
       
     
Just want to let you know (2019)
       
     
In love and losing it (2018)
       
     
Church Girl (2019)
       
     
 Minutes before a heartbreak is story about red flags. This body of work explores the inner thoughts of a person leading up to a heartbreak; through the use of poetry and playful illustrations. It’s treated as an album with each painting in the collection depicted as an individual track; a red flag that shows the viewers a path that’s minutes before a heartbreak.   Track 1: Waiting for you / Young  Track 2: Obsessed  Track 3: Somebody’s Girl  Track 4: Betrayed  Track 5: My heart’s on fire  Track 6: The Break up  Track 7: You warned me  Track 8: Just want to let you know  Track 9: In love and losing it  Track 10: Church Girls
       
     

Minutes before a heartbreak is story about red flags. This body of work explores the inner thoughts of a person leading up to a heartbreak; through the use of poetry and playful illustrations. It’s treated as an album with each painting in the collection depicted as an individual track; a red flag that shows the viewers a path that’s minutes before a heartbreak.

Track 1: Waiting for you / Young

Track 2: Obsessed

Track 3: Somebody’s Girl

Track 4: Betrayed

Track 5: My heart’s on fire

Track 6: The Break up

Track 7: You warned me

Track 8: Just want to let you know

Track 9: In love and losing it

Track 10: Church Girls

Waiting for you / Young (2019)
       
     
Waiting for you / Young (2019)

Caution tape, Pencil, Marker, Acrylic paint on paper nailed + stapled to corrugated fiberboard on a wooden frame.

69x90.5cm

Waiting for you / young is a work of art/poetry about a man caught up in a fantasy world that revolves around his childhood friend who is now married.

Waiting for you / young

Seesaws and ‘for the lasts’

Happy times with no problems

You were my childhood friend

Never saw this love coming.

Years went by without seeing your pretty smile

Years went by but I never dreamt of you being mine.

Till that day I saw your DP

You were grown, I was grown

I was falling for you, but you were married.

Oh!

How did I miss a moment with you?

Bro codes, another friend wanted you.

It didn’t work out with him and you waited.

When we were young, we would play, I would tease you. You would cry and I got you.

Now you old and so so fine.

But I know I gotta go out and get mine.

You still and will always be that beautiful friend to me.

Obsessed (2019)
       
     
Obsessed (2019)

Caution tape, Pencil, Marker, Acrylic paint on paper nailed + stapled to corrugated fiberboard on a wooden frame.

68.5x90cm

Obsessed is a work of art/poetry about the dangers of being romantically obsessed with people we don’t know and giving our hearts to strangers.

Obsessed

I fell for you even before I got to know you

Saturday night, lonely days

Picked up my phone

Your beautiful face

Is all it took to make me begin texting.

Within minutes I was hooked;

And Praying you were single

Stupid me, I invested my heart in minutes

And got paid in six zeros with a bundle of heartbreaks

It’s a cold world, I sacrificed my heart to keep you warm-I couldn’t see you were already wrapped up.

You took my heart, my love and turned me heartless

I was obsessed with you but now I am out here freezing, breathless.

I stood in the cold thinking I was keeping you warm.

In three days I was madly in love

And after three days I found out you were married

In three days I told you I was falling

Yes in three days I thought I had hope.

Obsession without knowledge

My biggest mistake

Welcome to minutes before a heartbreak.

Somebody’s Girl (2019)
       
     
Somebody’s Girl (2019)

Caution tape, Pencil, Marker, Acrylic paint on paper nailed + stapled to corrugated fiberboard on a wooden frame.

61.4x67.7cm

Somebody’s Girl is a work of art/poetry about the dangers of entertaining green lights from married women or people in relationships.

Somebody’s girl

It’s Hard to tell

but I called it love

It’s Hard to sleep

I got you on mind

Got a million questions

Why not you in my life

Then I remembered

You were somebody else’s girl.


Betrayed (2019)
       
     
Betrayed (2019)

Caution tape, Pencil, Marker, Acrylic paint on paper nailed + stapled to corrugated fiberboard on a wooden frame.

62.4x63cm

Betrayed is a work of art/poetry about blindly settling for less even when we are treated as trash, abused and hurt in a relationship.

Betrayed

I’m tired of dreaming about you.

And I no longer feel the pain from your objections.

Don’t care if you want me to leave,

Cos I Came this far to tell you it’s over.

I tried to be who you wanted.

I dressed like, and had my hair cut like your numerous fantasies.

Yet you kept stalking newer fantasies to compare me with.

All this madness has made me numb, I feel nothing but the inferno within.

Every iota of love I had for you has been roasted in the fire of my anger.

I can’t be what you crave: a person different from who God wants me to be.

I drove this far to say, my love was blind.

And I got new lens, to see life through.

Sigh!

It so happens that you were never true.

Said you loved me, said you loved him.

You got with him cause you were mad at me.

You betrayed me!!!!!

Teacher teacher, Heavenly Father, I caught her cheating.

I prayed for vengeance. An F on this relationship.

Teacher teacher, I failed in listening to you.

Please give me wisdom to choose right: to not repeat my relationship mistakes again.

Betrayed!

Heart’s on fire
       
     
Heart’s on fire

Caution tape, Pencil, Marker, Acrylic paint on paper nailed + stapled to corrugated fiberboard on a wooden frame.

73x89.5cm

Hearts on fire is a work of art/poetry about depression and anger; when a relationship gets to the point of being emotionally draining.

Heart’s on fire

They said big boys don’t cry

Guess you never met me

Guess you’ve never been me

I am driving around with tears in my eyes

Nobody knows

And I guess she doesn’t

To be a man in a world full of problems

To be a hero when the hurts keep forging a villain within

God this is hard

I can’t do this on my own

I need a miracle

My heart is too bruised to think straight

My Girl screaming

My Tires screeching

The world spinning

My heart’s on fire from all these wars it’s been fighting.

Maybe it’s time I go for a break

Depression calling me like we homies

Dark temptations follow him like groupies

They say they coming over for a party

And I know this relationship opened the door to him.

I Want to go to heaven, Jesus I think I lost my way

All because I was more interested in a girl who would slay not pray.

Forgiveness I pray, for me and my bae.

An end to this relationship, is all I want to say

So please help me God.

Break Up (2019)
       
     
Break Up (2019)

Caution tape, Pencil, Marker, Acrylic paint on paper nailed + stapled to corrugated fiberboard on a wooden frame.

61.1x67.7cm

Break Up is a work of art/poetry about the red flags we seem to ignore before entering a relationship.

Break up

They called it a break up but I called it a breakdown

I said it was over and you cried yourself to sleep.

I feed you with your own poison

A breakup was all you wanted from me

Yet you crying now because someone else wants me.

Stupid me I fell for your tears.

I ignored the new lady hoping you had changed.

Four days later we were dating again.

Four months later you asked us to breakup.

Delusional maybe, confused definitely

What you want I do not know.

Now I got Wasted years over crocodile tears

I saw a red flag, make that seven flags

Lady I deserve better, Not an emotional roller coaster.

You warned me (2019)
       
     
You warned me (2019)

Caution tape, Pencil, Marker, Acrylic paint on paper nailed + stapled to corrugated fiberboard on a wooden frame.

61.5x63.5cm

You Warned Me is a work of art/poetry about the repercussions of ignoring the wise words of trusted friends and advisors before diving into certain relationships.

You warned me

Chale den you tell me ooo

But I no listen

You warn me say if I commot the girl matter go follow me

But I no tia you.

I figure say I be Superman

But chale, she turn my kryptonite

No be easy ooo

The relationship all I no get peace

But I dey inside

Chale but I see say I just for lef inside

I make sorry say I no take your advice bro

God bless you man

Peace


Just want to let you know (2019)
       
     
Just want to let you know (2019)

Caution tape, Pencil, Marker, Acrylic paint on paper nailed + stapled to corrugated fiberboard on a wooden frame.

53.5x65.3cm

Just Want To Let You Know is a work of art/poetry about the mental preparations a man makes as he prepares to propose to a woman he fantasizes over and who he can’t have real conversations with.

Just want to let you know

“Could you be an answer to my prayer

Or should we discuss my love later.”

I am standing in the bathroom

Rehearsing my lines for my big night.

God I am nervous, I need your words to win this fight.

Father will she love it if I start by saying,

“Hey beautiful, it’s been a while since I’ve known you”?

Oh wait she will know that I want to tell her I love her right?

God how about if I draw her heart shapes in air? Will she...

“Son just go straight the point!”

Yes Dad, straight! I will say, hey Amanda, I am falling you, and I can not hide it. The more time I spend with you—this intelligent, beautiful, very thoughtful girl in front of me—the more I yearn for a future with you.

I ain’t asking for much at this very moment, all I want is to let you know, that I am falling for you.

In love and losing it (2018)
       
     
In love and losing it (2018)

Caution tape, Pencil, Marker, Acrylic paint on paper nailed + stapled to corrugated fiberboard on a wooden frame.

53.8x65.4cm

In Love And Losing It is a work of art/poetry about a man who is crazy in love and can’t seem to realize that the woman he is mad over doesn’t feel the same.

In love and losing it

I love you

And am sitting here regretting I told you

I feel like a fool, cause I fell for you.

How could I not see, you didn’t love me?

You were my friend, now a fiend in my eyes.

Can’t believe I told, but now I have to live with my mistakes

Thought it was love ooo, maybe it was

But my heart can’t take the turn our friendship has taken

Today was awkward and maybe next time too

How can I keep seeing you with this scar on my heart

You looked so good when I walked up to you

Stroked your neck and said hello like a sweet boy would

But you slowly looked at me, like I had pulled the trigger

My bullet in your heart, had killed the likes you had for me.

I am sorry, I killed us, I am sorry I killed you

I wish we could be, what is happening to me?

I am in love and losing it!

I better stop writing, girl you better stop tripping!

Cause I gotta know, if we are ever going to be.

Church Girl (2019)
       
     
Church Girl (2019)

Caution tape, Pencil, Marker, Acrylic paint on paper nailed + stapled to corrugated fiberboard on a wooden frame.

72x90cm

Church girl is a work of art/poetry about men who go to church primarily to find a helpmeet or girlfriend and the hustle they go through.

Church girl

Hot as hell in these pews

Devil in a red dress

Angel of light drew me to her flames

Like a moth I die in her fire.

Dear God, Heavenly Father

Why do I keep making these mistakes?

A trip to hell in search of a helpmate

Heart breaks and hell

Temptations and lusts

Church girl, church girl

I prayed to God for a girl like you

But no!

You prayed to God that I would stop bugging you

I prayed for a good girl

But I guess you were too good to be true

I left my old church to be with you

Yet you get up and leave when I come sit next to you.

I thought we could be friends

But I guess we can never be

It’s been five years, I have been in and out with others...and you still single.

Think about it girl...Don’t you think maybe it’s time we mingle?