Do you want me to create a piece of art in the style of Aminah Robinson? Let me know in the comments. “She’s a magic maker, she’s an alchemist…” Joyce Scott (Artist) Her aesthetic resonates with my aesthetic. Sometimes it is hard to narrow down your creativity or limit it to one thing or one style, or even one medium. And I guess for artists and creatives, the saying "jack of all trades, but master of none" resonates in the psyche, which may keep one from being productive at
Fabiola Jean-Louis In her own words: “I have an obsession with exposing what lies beneath the surface. It is my constant examination of the spirit, and no doubt - my intense curiosity with the cycle of life and death. http://www.fabiolajeanlouis.com/about “Fabiola Jean-Louis was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti on September 10th, 1978 and moved to Brooklyn, NY at a young age. Her work grew to include other subjects, and costumes, as well as sculptures made entirely out of paper.
In her words: “My work deals with the social, spiritual and cultural identity of people of African ancestry. Jamaican people and my memories of living there, served as a catalyst for this body of work. The intent of my work is for it to function as a voice for those ‘every day‘ folk who are overlooked and shunned because of their station in life.” “Inspired by and images of royalty of the Akan people of Ghana and other parts of West Africa; I decided to turn regular folk into
Gwendolyn Knight Did you know that Gwendolyn Knight was married to the famous artist, Jacob Lawrence? You can actually see some of her work in DC. The DC Moore Gallery is pleased to present Jacob Lawrence & Gwen Knight: Intersections, on view from February 16 – March 27, 2021. This focused exhibition offers viewers an opportunity to see rare examples of work by both artists, celebrating their life together over sixty years. Gwendolyn Knight was a humble and very talented arti
Selma Burke Did you know that Selma Burke sculpted the image on dime? Well, so far historians and biographers have been at odds with the facts. Burke, however, stated adamantly, from then until her death in 1995, that the design was hers. “I’m so mad at that man,” she said of Sinnock during an interview in 1994. Still, Burke remained adamant: “Everybody knows I did it. This has happened to so many black people.” “Even if we can never prove that this actually was Burke’s image