Shame looms over American descendants as a mark of residue from generations of wrongdoing.
The shame lingers there like a scab that continues to get scratched. It leaves scars that are never healed. These scars of shame are marked all over America. The only freedom one may experience from this shame is in the form of personal reparations. For instance, white people must do anti-racist work, dismantle white supremacy from the inside-out, and invest in black and brown-owned businesses and organizations. For BIPOC, one must take the time for self-care and healing while finding comradery among other people of color. We must do this healing together if we are to ever find peace.
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.
SHIPPING: Drawings are placed in a sleeve to ensure protection. Framed artwork is bubble-wrapped and boxed, unframed artwork is placed in a travel-safe envelope. A week following the purchase date, orders will be shipped.