As many of you know, I am getting work ready for my November show. I just decided how I want to discuss African American religious culture and how I want to address history. I plan to have the first wall depicting the prevalent mentality of racism, hatred, racialism (white supremacy) and ignorance that led up to events of the 60s. The way that I plan to visually convey the cultural and political climate is by creating one noose for every person lynched in 1892. The 230 lynched in one year will symbolize the mentality and culture that existed well into the mid 1900’s. Here is a preview of some of the nooses. I have over 100 completed so far.
One reason I create artwork is to promote dialog and education…so why not start here? How familiar are you with this side of American History? What questions do you still have?