We each have been cursed by an oppressive mindset that protects and upholds white supremacist structures.
Oppression cages bodies, minds and souls. It is consumed and internalized by all races. The oppressive mindset is the thick cloud of fog that muddies our perceptions. A cage with no key, it keeps man from living peacefully. There will be no justice until oppressor makes amends. No progress until scars are healed. The oppressive mindset exists within us all. It keeps us trapped within a cycle of fear and hatred. Until there is justice, there will be no peace. Until reparations, all of the hurts and resentments will not cease.
The Relational Phenomenon, created during SWARM’s 2020 residency, is about the psychology of oppression. The backbone of our American society functions off of the backs of black and brown people. Wool pulls snuggly over the eyes of mainstream culture and the abundant white American population. The white men who invaded, ravaged and pillaged the beautiful American landscape and its people are the ones who tell us about our history. Reparations are the only way to account for the damage done across several generations. That is why 25% of all profits will benefit The Aura House, a black-owned holistic mental health collective uplifting black and brown women.
This collection was drawn with Faber & Castell brush pens on bristol paper, then shaded with Daler Rowney graphite pencils. All pieces are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
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