Black Power Black America
Black Power Black America: A mixed media time piece that reflects the experience of Black Americans. The work honors the strength and boldness of Angela Davis and Malcolm X. The stripes tell the story of and how our fight for equality during the Civil Rights era, is the same fight we are in today.
Black Power Black America reflects the Black American experience during the civil rights movement and draws parallel to present day movements. It intends to demonstrate progress has been made, but our fight for psychological, physical and economic safety still remains oppressed (and may always be oppressed). The work elevates Blackness, the connection to liberation, and the ideals of Malcolm X and Angela Davis. Black Power Black America is composed of original Black Panther newspapers, 1960 and 1970 newspapers and magazines, acrylic paint, glass, wire, mesh and paper.
The art contains original Black Panther papers from the 60s and 70s; original Ebony, Life and newspaper clippings from the 60s and 70s. The texture includes acrylic, glass, plastic, paper, and yarn.