Prince George's County, MD Graphic Artist Broadie fell in love with art when he was a child in elementary school. The moment his teacher gave him a pair of scissors to start cutting shapes, he knew he wanted to create. He still remembers using cotton balls, popsicle sticks, paint, and glitter to create a snowman. He dreamed of having his designs on billboards for people to stop and stare. He was first introduced to digital art in 2005 attending Bowie State University, a Historical Black College (HBCU), majoring in Fine Arts. Through his coursework, Broadie's skills in digital art using photoshop were shaped. While at Bowie State University he took classes in photography, sculpture, and drawing but something about digital art felt natural to him. Broadie shows his love for digital art by blending his skills in graphic design and love of mixed media, bringing about a perfect marriage of his two passions. Broadie's inspiration has been birthed from the richness of Black History, the past, present and possibilities of the future.
While showing how African Americans unique black fashion has impacted the world, I challenge the boundaries of traditional mixed media art using square color schemes, along with various techniques that incorporate digital painting, vector, 3D, and photo-manipulations.
The artwork exhibited is inspired by the amazing Simone Biles who in 2019 was penalized for being GREAT! To this day she is the ONLY gymnast to complete a triple-twisting, double somersault on floor exercise and a double-twisting, double somersault dismount off the balance beam. The International Gymnastics Federation not only ranked her move low but decided to rule against her move for 'SAFETY' reasons.
She Still Flies
No matter the obstacles that Simone Biles faces "She Still Flies".