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Art account: @leeroy.zozo (Untitled for now)
90cm × 120cm (rough)
Oil On Burnt Wood.
This work is about the suffocation of ones historical identity and undermined child molestation.
This piece is filled with symbolic features, either hidden or not.
It also represents a stand point for me.
One of which having traveled to Africa, to obtain more visual source material and knowledge.
But also to have pushed certain personal boundaries of not painting from a finished photograph. Having painted it through imagining how and if the figure had 'this white substance' over them. How the light, forms, texture, would all interact.
Matter fact. What could this white substance be...? 👀
She was painted on burnt wood, the shadows of her skin are the burnt wood.
TO BURN- an irreversible process. Although the object can be completely disintegrated, it can also stay whole, but will always bare a... scar...A memory... A HISTORY.
You could find this piece questioning the births/influences of certain religions. Like christianity. What inspired the religion, and how this religion was used to conquer and colonize. - 👀 Depicting some of these aspects, from the engulfment and suffocation of 'white supremacy'.
How the ankh from Africa symbolizing life: a 2 piece symbol, the top - the womb of the woman, the bottom -the staff of the man. Both creating life.
Has this symbol been taken and changed? - if so, does it symbolize life.. or death ✝️... and does it still incorporate the wombman? - if not, why was it altered? - power? ... Part of the experience is to find a relation between yourself and the painting.
I'll leave some room for thought.
#ankh #blackcreatives #blackart365 #blackartist #blackhistory #blackartwork #blackwomen #blackartists #blackisbeautiful #blacklivesmatter - 2 hours ago