This series serves to highlight the juxtaposition between modern day African-American cultural icons and the everyday black experience.
On one side the icon is recognised, seen and validated culturally, whilst on the other (their everyday black experience) they remian unseen, silent and statuesque. Their everyday self serves as just another face in the everyday global black experience.
These icons are slowly breaking through the cultural hegemony to become a more recognised face. Their existence is becoming gradually validated yet they still struggle t o break free and become fully accepted and embraced by all corners of society or even within the entertainment industry itself.
What would life and culture be like if all these icons were fully accepted across the world?… How many other talented black lives are needlessly lost before they could grow up to become one of these amazing icons?…
*This series of artworks aims to help highlight the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement by exploring the concept of acceptance.*