Acrylic, Sharpie, and Glow in the dark paint on repurposed leather and steel bench.
Size: 51"L X 16" W X 19" H
(c.) July 2022
This artwork is a poetic nod to the non-violent revolutionary tactics of the Civil Rights Movement. The Sit-In's of the 1960's were crucial in reversing racist Jim Crow laws as well as they helped usher in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream Speech" has been painstakingly written over a white leather bench accompanied by bright green stick figures, which represent the hopes and dreams of our ancestors. The white leather bench is reminiscent of the seating in cafe's and restaurants that young student protesters sat on to stake African American's claims as full citizens of the United States. This artwork becomes immersive when one sits on it and joins in on the ever present fight for equality and equity for marginalized peoples in our world.
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