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Double Consciousness: The Strange Meaning of Being Black


Double Consciousness: The Strange Meaning of Being Black Collage

Lisa Whittington

United States

Collage, Acrylic on Wood

Size: 20.8 W x 30 H x 0 D in

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African American people continue to be my muse. As Black people continue to strive, there is always always always an awareness of how others see us and how we see ourselves. We have the burden of having to be doubly conscious.

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Collage:Acrylic on Wood

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Size:20.8 W x 30 H x 0 D in

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I am fearless in my artistic journey and I have to be. I embody a sense of creative responsibility to express and document the vibe, the history and the experiences of Black people. I am versatile across mediums, but my love is abstract expressionism because of all the places it can go and how it excites me as an artist. Within my body of work it is not unusual to find figurative work, narratives, as well as non representational abstracts. Much of my work develops intuitively. I’ve been involved in art all of my life. I’ve also been to museums all around the world observing and studying art. I understand it’s importance and impact on culture and society. I enjoy being an artist and a historian and find purpose in my creative work. My collectors and the museums that have acquired my work tend to feel they are investing in something bigger than either of us can see. Art is not always about how many paintings an artist can sell, but its contribution to the world and the insight of the collector. My work can be documentary, rhythmic, political, soulful, and even non-objective. My narrative work usually tells the story of Black people in America, or gives pause to my experience coming of age in New York City. Harlem, NY is an ongoing muse and narrator in my work. Recently, an anonymous donor purchased a billboard wall and hired a media company to paint my artwork “A Harlem Story” on a side of a building in Brooklyn as a mural to honor my work. Please be sure to visit my website and follow my Instagram @theartistlisalove to stay up to date on my very interesting journey with Art.

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