Thursday, March 13, 2008
This painting was inspired by bell hooks born 1952. She is a college professor and prolific writer, well known for her book Ain't I a Woman? Black Women and Feminism inspired by Sojourner Truth. She has also written many children's books such as Happy to Be Nappy and Skin Again that celebrate children and people of color. This was what moved me to make this painting represent the spirit of educating children to bring an end to racism. What a great woman to use her life to pay attention to our children through education and empowerment to change the world.