I was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I now reside in Augusta GA. I earned my Master’s degree in painting at The Savannah College of Art and Design. While making this work my first child was being formed in my wife’s womb. I realized then how the sublime encounter of life itself, evolving day by day, spoke to my very process of drawing and painting. This unraveling experience led me to re-evaluate the way I live and to deeply consider my way of thinking about the immensity of existence. My works are homages to love and the grandeur created with minute particles of matter both in life and art. The medium, graphite powder, is a ground material of the smallest size, filled with a tremendous capability to ignite. This portrait is that fire. Subtle details wedded with time have created form in my work. These are portraits of individuals who are made in the image of the Divine, who with love has gifted life.
Franklin's ArtPrize Entries
These are Franklin's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.