4 Women - Original Painting
Every color. Every hue. Whether caramel colored or dark as night, there are stereotypes that we as black women have to face. Through Nina Simone's song "Four Women" the listener is able to understand, if only for a moment, what it's like to exist within our melanin. What it's like to have the hue of our skin used to divide us. By combining the "Four Women" and their tones together, I have attempted to show that we are all whole, complete, beautiful black women. In the background -- red, the color of love and blood simultaneously representing the intense love required to exist within our skin, and the intense pain that can be inflicted due to the hatred inspired by it -- and purple and violet; the colors of royalty, of spiritual enlightenment, and a color that represents our future. There is magic embedded in our skin, there is power in our melanin. May they be reminded.
36x48 stretched canvas, wired abs ready to hang.
Medium: Acrylic paint