Friday, November 7, 2008

Sistahood


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...

Sistahood

9 comments:

philo-so-far said...

i have beef 4 u chick, BIG TIME..When(not IF) i get to see u am gonna "kukamula" you of ur talents;its unfair that u should be a poet n an artist...talk of impartial imbalances(watever that means)
anyway,ya i like the abstract pianting,u must have areally kick-ass imagination to do that...u got MAD SKILLS..
ur rite about ol of us wanting wat we dont have n ending up forgetting to give thanks 4wat we olready have...
its the reason as to why i have over the years learnt to work on my character,which i can change as opposed to that which i cant change ie da pyhsical
so how du feel about ur "poo poo colour" now...if snaps wea not deceptive didnt see any flaws..except for..that will be for another day..
howz HRM's weather treating a tropical gal

Ugandan girl said...

hey came round to check it out..i like...very much..the sistahood...girls of colour....girl you have talent...

eizzy.k said...

LoL, Philo, if being creative is a crime, them i'm gulity as charged!

Thanks Ug Girl!
*takes a bow*

ujo said...

I like the Sistahood painting, imagine have never tried pastels!! i think I should be jailed for calling myself an artist, should do that very soon...

And the abstract distortion of the painting above is cool, though I initially thought they were kissing lol!

eizzy.k said...

yeah, they fun! sort of like crayons but it takes technique to get them 2 blend and all!

lol, art is whatever you wanna make it dude...

ujo said...

I 100% AGREE. Art is whatever you make it, you dont have to follow rules_reason why I did art in the first place.. I hate rules and boring routine..

eizzy.k said...

yeah, its meant 2 b liberating...
so i guess they can b lesbians to u if u want, as long as u have a reason 2 back up ur opinion...i got no problemo

shine said...

love it!

Dennis said...

you are very talented. found you "by accident" and love the paintings