In today’s day and age, it is almost customary for artists to make it clear to the public what their political and social motivations are behind their work. New Jersey native and artist Clifford Miskell presents this same narrative in his work, and with his chosen name. The painter changed his name in 1997 to Cbabi Bayoc. Both names are acronyms that represent his beliefs and who he is as a person. Cbabi stands for Creative Black Artist Battling Ignorance, and Bayoc stands for Blessed African Youth of Creativity.