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Probing the strengths and limits of a poetics of fact
(sampled from Dee Morris)

tatyanafazlalizadeh:

Old painting, new wheatpaste. 

In 2011, I began a series of paintings called Victim of American Fear.(The title is from this article by Adam Serwer for The Prospect. As an illustrator, I’m often inspired to create a painting from something I’ve read.)

The series was meant to address the killings of black people that happen when people find themselves afraid of black people just because they are black. Think Trayvon Martin. Think Oscar Grant. 

Also think Renisha McBride. If I continue this series, I’ll want to include a black woman.  

After the recent killings of more black bodies, I decided to try these paintings out on the street as wheatpastes. 

Critiquing my own work, I do think these paintings are a little over-literal, with the gun targets covering the bodies. I don’t mean to be provocative just for the sake of it. But I do think it’s a strong image. 

These are pasted in Newark. 

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nikkisshadetree:

torisoulphoenix:

couitus:

We better listen……

This is for all the “New Black” crowd.  It could happen to you, too!!!

Relevant.

nikkisshadetree:

torisoulphoenix:

couitus:

We better listen……

This is for all the “New Black” crowd.  It could happen to you, too!!!

Relevant.

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thisisdino:

New Orleans, LA

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arabellesicardi:

Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. 

Source for Brown, Source for Bundy.

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gingerlandcomics:

unused page from Wicked Chicken Queen

gingerlandcomics:

unused page from Wicked Chicken Queen


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When she loves, she tends to cling.

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