How I pick artists has been an interesting journey for me. They can't simply be black and female. The art has to speak to me in some way. Whether I like the arrangement, the colors, the subject. All of the art I picked was not random. This has been such a fun project for me. I'm finding artists I've never heard of whose work evokes a reaction in me. So here are the pieces from the first half of the month.
This is the picture that started the idea. I wanted to change my profile picture to a black Rosie the Riveter in solidarity with women of color, our current political environment and Black History Month. The next day I decided to seek artists of color.
|Artist: Benjamin Biayenda https://benbiayenda.myportfolio.com/projects|
Next was a quote from this song by the wonderful Nina Simone
This painting reminds me of a tiger painting that graced our family room wall when I was a kid.
|Artist: Loïs Mailou Jones http://www.loismailoujones.com/|
|Artist: Shinique Smith http://shiniquesmith.com/|
|Artist: Chakaia Booker http://www.artnet.com/artists/chakaia-booker/|
|Artist Amy Sherald http://www.amysherald.com/|
|Artist: Wangechi Mutu http://wangechimutu.com/|
|Artist: Ebony G. Patterson. http://|
|Nikki Giovanni - poet http://|
|Artist: Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze http://rubyamanze.com/|
|Artist: Brianna McCarthy http://|