Art & Photography
“Dark theme photographs” By Marko Milic
Abstract and landscape photography with dark themes that would match the album name.
“African Culture” and “Live In Peace” By Chaima Boucherma
They are works and paintings of plastic art, whose goal is to live in peace in Africa, despite the multiplicity of ideas, races, cultures, colors and civilizations, but Africa is what unites us.
“Forget Me Not” By Martha Carlisle
This field of forget-me-not flowers acknowledges and honors Black Americans who paid the ultimate price of racism, and reminds us not to forget them. Each flower is individually cut from a pattern I created using a photograph of a forget-me-not flower. The flowers feature hand embroidery, machine quilting, and a black button. The unfinished edges of the forget-me-not flowers represent unfinished lives. The purple background color represents sorrow; it also represents the dignity of these individual lives.
“The Circle Will Remain Unbroken” By Deitrah Joye Taylor
I am a public historian and dramaturg. This is my narrative of reunion after COVID 19
“Sweet Escape” By Brooklynn Huerta
Sweet Escape is a collection based off of my imagination to escape into a candy reality. My vision and aesthetic derive off of those sweet childhood memories that I share with my friends and family. I remember that big pink fluffy cotton candy that I got at every annual carnival, making confetti cake every year for my birthday, walking to the store with my grandpa to get ice cream, getting full off taffy from trick or treating with my friends, or all those wild sleepovers where me and my friends got sugar high! Step into my sugar reality and down memory lane with me. I hope that each piece brings a little bit of joy and nostalgia unleashing your inner child. This is a tiny collection that very much so resembles me as a person! I am very playful and eclectic, and I don’t think enough black designers or models are represented in that field of fashion so I hope to continue to fill in that gap.
“Open Letter To The Pegasus Corpse” By Patiance Wiley
How can there be so many race issues within a community that was originally created for black people to thrive? My piece is a poem explaining how to move forward past this hump.
“Progression?” By William Moore
This is a summation of the forward progress of the black man in the United States as we live in today. The picture showcases a rioter a female cop the black panther and a female protester from the Black Lives Matter movement behind each 2 on either side is a photo of Former President Donald Trump and George Floyd.
“BLM” By Samuel Wu
“Squashed Perception” By Neo Makondo
We believe 2020 will be remembered as the year that squashed the perception that climate change is a distant threat: COVID-19 has been a harsh reminder of the frailty of humankind in the face of ‘natural’ forces. The solidarity gained during global lockdown is a valuable foundation for the new narrative: tackle climate change now, not later.Coronavirus Disease 2020 (COVID-19) is the official name of a respiratory infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus that started first in Wuhan, China, and outspread worldwide with an unexpectedly fast speed. Flights have been canceled worldwide and transportation has been closed nationwide and across international borders. As a consequence, the economic activity has been stopped and stock markets have been dropped. The COVID-19 lockdown has several social and economic effects. Additionally, COVID-19 has caused several impacts on global migration. On the other hand, such lockdown, along with minimal human mobility, has impacted the natural environment somewhat positively. Overall carbon emissions have dropped, and the COVID-19 lockdown has led to an improvement in air quality and a reduction in water pollution in many cities around the globe. A summary of the existing reports of the environmental impacts of COVID-19 pandemic are discussed and the important findings are presented focusing on several aspects: air pollution, waste management, air quality improvements, waste fires, wildlife, global migration, and sustainability.
“Let the Sunset on Hate” By Mikaela Brooks
“Sisters Bond” & “Warrior Grace” By RaKendra Turner
“Warrior Grace” – Myself in tribal like face paint, looking into future showing strength while keeping my femininity
“Sisters Bond” – My sister and I in tribal like look, leaning on each other in support
“Sisters from Another Mother” By Iwa
The paintings were created under the influence of my travels and meetings with people. They are an expression of admiration and deep respect for other cultures, nationalities and religions.
“Black Portraiture” By Leandre K Jackson
Digital Art By Meg Seymour
‘Waiting’ represents the sadness and confusion brought upon us by the COVID pandemic and worldwide quarantine, through the eyes of a child.
‘Keep Your Head Up’ is my digital representation of these words Tupac Shakur rapped about back in the 90’s and how, sadly, they are more than applicable today.
'It Keeps On Spinning' – My digital, freehand drawing is meant to represent how just like the records on a spin table, so too does our earth keeps spinning. Though there will be some scratches and set backs along the way, beautiful things happen when we keep going.
I have always been an artist, at least in my mind. It has been my therapy for as long as I can remember and I have never been more thankful for my love of creating as I have been this past year. My father passed away last March, one week before our country went into lockdown. Not being able to reach out for face to face support, I turned to my art to help me express and work through my grief and other emotions. Not having enough paint on hand, I decided to dive into the world of digital drawing! I am having so much fun learning and exploring this form of art.
“BLACK PEOPLE LOVES” By Destiney Johnson
IT IS AN ENCOURAGING MATCH
“Eve’s Mitachondral Movement” By Morgana Wilborn
This piece is derived from my 2018 exhibition “KLRD GRLS” based on Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf”. Many of the pieces come from a line in the script and were entitled, “real colored girls”. The piece has been reimagined to look at resistance from the space of the creator of humanity. The Black woman, who exists in every shade and diaspora, the mother of creation, the “Eve”. “Eve’s Mitochondrial Movement” is the Black woman’s legacy of life and liberation.
“Portraits from The Hood” by Leandre K Jackson
Card Game at 52nd Street, Nina Simone, Family, Dancer at Odunde, Bob Marley in NYC