24 x 36” Oil on Canvas
I wanted to honor Black History Month by portraying a person of color in pain and anguish, as we know there is still violence and injustices towards African Americans and non-white people. I wanted to also illustrate a double layer where the figure is also representing Mother Nature, being consumed in its ecstasy of emotion and chaos. The butterfly on the top left, a symbol of transformation but also mind control, alludes to the power we hold within. I wanted to select a Queer person because of the inequality the LGBTQ 🏳️🌈 community faces, despite it being our very nature. My piece is political in many ways, where I am calling out injustices to African Americans, LGBTQ folk, nature itself, and our own minds.