Art & Activism

Artist Responsibility

Ferguson, MO

There is an outcry about the social injustice that persists in our urban neighborhoods. From Oakland to New York, the tragedy of Michael Brown was a breaking point in 2014, especially for the Ferguson community. The artwork series below uses symbolism as a way to discuss police brutality, social injustice, militarization of police, and the influence of media.

As an artist, there is a responsibility to amplify the emotions caused by inequalities and unjust behaviors. The visual arts help document history and develop entry points towards community dialogue. It is important for me to be culturally conscious and actively involved as a human citizen. As a person of color, I have experienced my own forms of racism, stereotypes, and discrimination. Experiences that are oppressive to our human self.

Ferguson 1 of 4  //  ~7x5in  //  Media: kraft paper, graphite, markers, textured papers, & textured paper patterns

Ferguson 1 of 4  //  ~7x5in  //  Media: kraft paper, graphite, markers, textured papers, & textured paper patterns

 
Ferguson 2 of 4  //  7x5in  //  Media: watercolor, graphite, and newspaper print

Ferguson 2 of 4  //  7x5in  //  Media: watercolor, graphite, and newspaper print

 
Ferguson 3 of 4  //  5x7in  //  Media: kraft paper, newsprint, & graphite

Ferguson 3 of 4  //  5x7in  //  Media: kraft paper, newsprint, & graphite

 
Ferguson 4 of 4  //  8x6in  //  Media: permanent markers and graphite over coldpress paper and cardboard

Ferguson 4 of 4  //  8x6in  //  Media: permanent markers and graphite over coldpress paper and cardboard