As more and more time passed my thoughts about this painting changed again. When I felt like the victim in a relationship, the woman depicted in the painting became a pawn. When I felt powerful she became a queen. Over time my understanding of what I painted deepened from what it initially was (at the age of 15 years old).
Most of the people on the beach wasn’t bothered by those gray clouds. With everything that has happened in the year 2020, I felt appreciative of the moment of right now. I focused my attention to the shoreline and how the sunlight reflected off of the water.
Kevin “Wak” Williams Power of Love
I think it was summer when I first saw a painting by Ernest Watson. My brothers and I were staying with cousins in Texas, traveling from one cousins house to another, staying up all night watching movies and running through thick green grass under the piercing hot sun. Every few minutes someone would run back…
Reflections of a Queen by A.C. Smith
Art History: Kara Walker
Valerie Mercer's curatorial work shines a light on Detroit's black art history for the world to see and experience.