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VIEW IN MY ROOM
VIEW IN MY ROOM
This 3 part series is a one of my favorite photographers. @islandboiphotography, I have been following him via Instagram for years and love his work. He shows people of color in such a natural beautiful way. I chose to paint poses that resonated with me and my personal power struggle. I wanted to leave her with a ever changing identity, so abstraction seemed to be the best choice, the woman would only be recognized by form. A divine gold glow. I wanted these three images showing women as vulnerable and powerful.
Painting:Acrylic on Canvas
Size:20 W x 16 H x 0.1 D in
Packaging:Ships in a Box
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
I was always a visual artist as far back as I can remember. I grew up surrounded by the notion that dreams don’t pay the bills; a job and a hustle does. Thanks Pop! My drive comes from you. Fast forward to my adolescent years all the way to college. Although, it was not my passion, institutionalized academics were--and still are--perceived as a priority in society, as well as in my household. So, I would do just enough to pass, except for art and history classes, where i excelled because of my affinity for the respective subjects.Who else is a C average student? Don’t worry you are not alone. You are intelligent! Don’t let anyone else tell ya different. I think we are really selective about what we retain and how. For me, art was my programmed weakness and disability but it was also my only talent, skill, and passion. So, It was easy to feel inadequate growing up. Especially, next to my younger, outgoing, honor roll sister. I felt pretty below average about myself. In my family art was only a hobby, never a profitable career that can sustain a family. Nor is depression a recognized illness amongst African Americans. The most physically and mentally oppressed culture, think about it? Despite what was around me, I applied to art school. Mainly to get away from the draining negativity that sucks all the creative ambition right outta ya. I got in and hit the first thing flying. It was everything that I thought it was going to be. Minus the level of diversity I imagined. Skipping ahead...My journey was cut short, my distraction of love and a long distance relationship took precedent, I had a son and a year left of college. I didn’t finish college until after my second child, a daughter. All this to say, out of everything that has happened in my mundane life, becoming a mom of two and being a full-time partner, left no room to deny anything. Art and therapy kept me going in the midst of trying to figure out the answers to Life's questions, I was--and am--creating to try and make sense of it all. My work, style and explorations usually draw from African American history and what it means to me to be an African American, woman, mother with a real disconnect to the U.S.
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