Innocence: Date of Birth [Original Fine Art]
Not every damsel is in distress. Some are too busy imagining the amazing future ahead of them. "Innocence: Date of Birth" is a celebration of the feeling that anything is possible and a pledge to always keep some piece of that sensation tucked in the heart. This sensation of hope is expressed using one of America's most beloved icons, Barbie.
Innocence: Date of Birth presents the African American woman in an Expressionist Photograph that displays her in the innocence phase of self-acceptance. She has romantic notions about what the world has in store for her as she creates her future one starry-eyed decision after another.
The Chronology of Queens Collection mixes the African American ideas of identity as descendants of queens with the American cultural milestones of age, then contrasts it with the fact, that while portraits are almost expected of royalty, it is a rite of passage oft forgotten by the Queens enduring the melanin enriched experience in America.
Wesley chose Barbie dolls as models because of the polarizing stigma that surrounds them. While the dolls now represent a variety of races and ethnicity, they remain an exaggerated icon of what is purported to be the perfect female form.
Yet, when viewed in a different perspective, the dolls represent a woman who is both self-made and capable on her own. She may keep a man when she so chooses, but in no fashion, does she ever require one to be whole.
This is the essence Wesley conveys in the portraits that make up The Chronology of Queens.
FINE ART SIZE: 18" X 12".
TYPE: Beautifully framed archival ink on Canson Rag Photographique premium fine art paper. I chose this paper because the colors are brilliant and there is no glare so you can enjoy this piece from anywhere in the room you place it.
It comes ready to hang on your wall or be shown on an easel.
My Fine Art originals are the pieces of art I had printed for public exhibition.
FIRST EXHIBITION: SPRING: Rebirth, Renew, Revive! A group show at Alkebu-lan Cultural Center's Artist Gallery in Pasadena, CA on March 21st - 28th, 2018.
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