Photo by Jin-ya Huang and Thania Dominguez McElory

Dialogues on Race

This piece of art is part of a nationwide public art project which aims at advancing racial justice through art. The organization "Make Art with Purpose" is all over the United States creating billboards and murals, while also taking part in community conversation in an attempt to create discourse in society which will help racial equality and racial justice.

The first thing I noticed when I saw this artwork was the contrast with Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam; Although the hand on the right is different because it is holding the heart the hand on the left is identical in position as Adam. This contrast makes perfect sense because the picture is illustrating someone giving a heart to another person, which is essentially life, and that is what is being given to Adam in Michelangelo's painting. I feel this artwork sends a very positive message and sends it in a very elegant way, unlike the other three heart art we looked at in class which had a poor underlying tone. The message is simply we are all the same under the skin.

Engelstad, J. (n.d.). Make Art with Purpose. Retrieved February 16, 2017, from http://www.makeartwithpurpose.net/projects.php?id=40#

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