Question of Beauty is my complete Painting embracing my original Congo Boy, Oil on Canvas. 50% of sale goes to www.NCAAWA.org, North County African American Women’s Association, in which I have been a long time member. We raise funds for girls and women of color to continue any type of education, skill building and provide a mentoring program to those under served.
It took me 3 years to complete this painting and the rise of Black Live Matters, Covid-19 and our current politics, I dedicated everyday for the last few months to complete my painting.
My community involvement with raising funds for women and children of color in need stays in the forefront of my thoughts. I saw the image of a starving Congo Boy, photo by Annie Liebovitz in National Geographic. I was in awe of the story line of despite the struggles and famine in this country the people’s and their children will to live and look towards the future was definitive light in their souls. The image caused me to paint feverishly to capture they brightness of this young man despite his starving appearance and circumstances. Beauty, image of a African Fashion Model who is also starving to be thin, accepted, overlooks the young man, yet they are both the same. Children struggling for a brighter and stable future.
Congo Boy has been featured at Red Exhibition at Oceanside Theater 2018 for Rothko’s Red Play, Artist Alliance Membership show, Vista Chamber of Commerce, Shades of Red, 2017, Mira Costa College Magazine: Tide Pools, 2017. Congo Boy is part of a two part series in which a discount of $500.00 is available for purchase of both: Question of Beauty. Shipping will be discussed and paid separately, unless local or other arrangements are made.
Unframed Heavy Duty Canvas (2) 36×48, dyptch.
Available for sale on Etsy.