Friday, November 7, 2008
I've decided to start posting my art work on here too,
most of it is still quite raw, so there’s alot of improvement that can be made, like the title of this blog suggests, it’s in the middle!
Anyway, this piece is called Sistahood, and its done in oil pastels (yeah, the crayon like things) and no they are not lesbians! (well technically art is art and its up to you to perceive in in your own way, just don’t tell me that you think they lesbians because their faces are together, cause that will just piss me off!)
Its about unity between the black and brown females, i use alot of brown as u can see, and that’s because i'm trying to bring out the beauty and diverse shades of the brown skin.
Being light skinned myself I’ve always wished i had darker skin, i used to be teased by other larger darker girls in my class in primary that my skin was the colour of shit. "Poo Poo Colour" ...so l always wished i was a tall ebony queen, but I’m a caramel-butter-brown-sugar colour, and I’ve grown to accept and love!
In this piece i try to bring a unity between the ebony queen of my fantasies and caramel brown sugar that i am. Because we are all shades of brown, there is no "Black" and "White"... and all shades of brown is beautiful. To me the colour brown symbolizes humanity...
Most black girls have ever gone through this, the dark ones want to get lighter and the light ones want to get darker, and some go as far as messing up their skin with products that claim to be able to get the skin tone they want, instead of accepting and being proud of their colour!
Their eyes are closed because they are at peace, with one another and with themselves.
They are crowned with large dark afros, which are not distinctly separate, and once again emphasis their unity...