I'm pleased to write that the 16 cowries series is once again active and I'm producing new work as part of the series. At present the paintings from 2008 are on exhibit through mid March at the African American Art & Culture Complex in San Francisco. Showing that work lead to me doing a mural in the space and it was the first time I had "thrown" shells for a complete piece in several years. It was nice to know that the formula was still very accessible to me and very productive. When I thought of what work I wanted to take to Miami for Art Basil 16 cowries seemed perfect. So, these 5 canvases represent the rebirth of the series. They are similar to the '08 pieces, but have evolved in a new direction that I'm excited to unfold with more painting.