Come into a world of freedom where you are proud to be you. Where you came from, your history, your people and culture defines who you are and where you will go. This is my world.
''proud to be''
Art piece technique: I first sketched the drawing then it got photocopied. Using the photocopied piece I carved it in with an engraving knife on the plexi glass. After doing so I painted it over with black paint to finally press print it on the final paper.
Art piece meaning: To me this piece meant a black women being proud of whom she is, its mainly about her confidence in her and no one can tell her differently. She keeps her chin up and picks herself up in hard situations she's strong black women.
Art piece technique: I engraved and cut a bristle board type of paper, it was challenging but the actual cutting part was pretty addicting. It was a new concept for me.
Art piece meaning: This piece to me means your roots will make you who you are today and you cant go further in life by forgetting where you came from. It will make you go places which is why I made the roots form into wings and her being lifted up through her story and people.
Winnie is such an inspiration, she went through so much in her life and has overcome all her struggles. I relate to her in so many levels, which allows me to connect even more with her touching story.She was diagnosed with vitiligo at the age of four, because of the white patches on her skin, she was teased by children at school and called ‘cow’ or ‘zebra People saw her as being different and weird, she was constantly bullied during her childhood and even beyond that she was able to transform her so called “flaws” into her charm, her crown of beauty, what made her unique and stand out from all the basic “ideally beautiful’ models. I admire that, the theme for this project was power and to me she was the perfect representation of a powerful, strong black women and I hope she continues to inspire young black girls to become just like her, a boss, and never forget where she came from and this is why she is here today, and young girls like me look up to her. “If one day I’m all white I’m still a model. I am not my skin. I am a model with a skin condition,” –Winnie Harlow
Art piece technique: This piece was sketched then I automatically went to work it was all about working with my hands and using the slip and score method you had to have a lot of control and finesse as well as patience. After it being dried up for a week it was time to paint the under glazing paint, it was sort of challenging doing the shading since it dried up pretty quickly which meant I had to work at a fast pace. After finishing this last step we put it in the kiln oven.
Art piece meaning: This was more of a piece that was meant for me, since people will see it and know who Winnie is but it wont go further then than that since they wouldn't have experienced what I did when creating this piece, I felt a feeling of accomplishment since I had never done something like that before.