Tate, a Baltimore based artist with Guyanese roots and a one time MICA student, has been painting and drawing for more than 50 years. Through his intense study of the African art aesthetic, he conveys his message and teaches art to local fifth graders at the YMCA after school program. Tate along with friends, promote two to three art exhibitions a year with free admission to both artist and patrons in the SOWEBO district of Baltimore.
Through the use of AFRIKAN and CARIBBEAN symbols and iconography, my intent is to have the viewer step closer and embrace or step back and evade. In either case, I've accomplished my intent of physical movement through a visual stimuli.