Carrie in the Salon photo by Deborah Willis. The experience of black hair salons and what this scared space actually means. Understood as a non-negotiable experience used to uplift and protect our crowns. This is my take on the art work.
I will say that it has been a few weeks since adding a few more brush strokes onto this painting and I’m wondering if it is completely finished ...like done, done OR is it in limbo again.
I'm just glad there is an "excitement" after all these years and that's truly the lesson and blessing.
Dancing Figures by Richard Bruce
At the same time, Ethiopia's message was assimilationist in the way it was exhibited at a "melting pot" event, representing the emancipation of a people attempting to prove their value to a society that had long excluded blacks from full involvement as United States citizens.