By Allana J. Barefield
The power of art can spark conversations and initiate change and that’s just what artist Jeremy Biggers wants as he uses his experiences to inform the world on what it is like to be in his shoes.
The graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts grew up in South Dallas and became involved with art at a young age, developing a passion for photography, graphic design, and film making.
Over the years, Biggers has acquired partnerships with companies such as Nike, McDonald’s, Cheetos and Paramount Pictures, and he has painted many icons including, Martin Luther King Jr., Kobe Bryant, Muhammad Ali, and Beyoncé.
Through his work, Biggers said he wants to remind his viewers to never be complacent and to keep accomplishing their goals.
“I hope that my work resonates and establishes trust with the viewer, allowing a sincere conversation to begin and perhaps inspiring the viewer to discover something about themselves while gaining a new perspective,” Biggers said.
Biggers’ work can be found on his Instagram account, “Stemandthorn,” and his website. Two of his popular murals are of rapper Nipsey Hussle, that can be seen at the Glendale Shopping Center, or singer Selena, also in Oak Cliff.