I originally started thinking of this piece last year but couldnt wrap my brain around all the emotion and anger I felt for the young. When I turned on the news that first day and heard about the Trayvon Martin murder I was devastated I could believe my eyes let along my ears. I was so frustrated and fulled with anger that I had to paint a piece to speak my mind. Althoughthey kept protraying this young man as negative I wanted to paint a picture that spoke for him and any other youths. It shows the positive things about the youth on his face that me may noy see but they are there. I also wanted to encourage the youth to contunue to strive for the best and do t let anything stand in your way. Don't be a stereotyped.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Black is a painting I thought about a few days ago. I truely surprised myself with this one. I sat down and thought about all the negativity society has associated with black so I decided to make a voice and relate my painting to black is all the things we knew we could be... black is positive!