This work involves the construction of mandalas from photographic digital compositions. I interrupted my work on the second piece of the mandala series because I have been so disturbed by the on-going manifestations of racism and I felt I needed to express my inner rage.
The result is this piece, entitled Because They Matter. It’s based on an image of a Black Power Flag I found on the Web. Unlike a typical mandala, this is not meant to induce tranquility; but hopefully it will help focus consciousness and make people think and understand.
I hope that Black Power is a necessary component of achieving racial, social and political equality. We shouldn't fear it.
Archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper dry mounted on Komatex in plywood-backed float frame.