Black Girl Blossom - Charm Hazelwood
My work shows the various items that are apart of my experience as a Black Woman. The high puff& red lips are bold reminding me to always express myself with my hair& with my words. The red book shows how I also express myself in writing& expressing myself creatively.The crown is the same yellow color as the bamboo hoops expressing that I should always wear my crown proud. The tree represents my roots& being from Oakland. That is the place I truly feel at home& where I can celebrate all I am.
“Weightless” - Zoë Boston
It’s not so much that I defy the laws of gravity but, more so that I choose not to let the weight of this world keep me down me down. I choose to levitate just inches off the ground. I'm only calling it art to simplify the means of my expression. These pieces were birthed from the passions of life,living freely,being yourself& loving who you truly are. I used acrylic on canvas to express myself& continue to grow w/ each new piece. You are not just witnessing art but, pieces of my life's journey.
Eating Yellow Paint-Celeste West
I saw a story on how Vincent Van Gogh used to eat yellow paint. People I have talked to have varying opinions on what this story means. I say he ate it to bring the bright, happiness of the color inside of him. Most people laugh& say the story romanticizes Van Gogh’s suicide attempt. He ate paint because he wanted to die. Eating yellow paint could be as innocent as falling in love or as poisonous as drugs. What’s your yellow paint?