Auudi Dorsey’s paintings often reflect his own emotions from the past and present. He is unafraid to express the reality of his life and broader Black experiences. Many of the artist’s most popular works focus on Black subjects in quotidian scenes. These pieces serve as a source of pride and a reminder of where he came from and represent all of the “Black kids from the hood,” both those who have left, as well as those who have not. Many of his works are also notable for their cultural influences, particularly representations of life in New Orleans and the broader American South. Auudiʼs paintings attempt to reveal the hidden stories that often go untold, depicting those living outside the “visible” part of New Orleans. As a result, his subjects often reflect themes of poverty, joy, pain, and celebration of Black life in his home city.