protest art Tag

Stuff I’ve been listening to 16- Protest

whats your favorite protest song recently?





 

 

Some ones that have been on rotation, some I came across through Pendarvis Harshaw’s article about protest music, and some which I just discovered. Don’t let people convince you that young artists aren’t speaking on the times. Shout out people like Bambu (Native Guns) or Rebel Diaz who are always speaking on it!!

You can see the last “Stuff I’ve been listening to” HERE

Mural: Black Lives

Before/After
I painted this in collaboration w/ artist & business owner Binta Ayofemi. She came up with the design and Paint The Void commissioned it. Haven’t painted a big wall (30′ x 50′) in a minute so it was nice to get back up on the lift. It was painted with house paint, brushes, rollers, and Montana Spray.Shout out to Nisha K Sethi (TYS) who hooked this up for me. 
Affirming Black Lives w/ the words “Reparations” and “Transformations” is a powerful statement. Despite the circumstances it felt good to collab with Binta and hear from every day folks. There were so many beautiful pieces painted in downtown and East Oakland since George Floyd and Breonna Taylor were murdered. This is not the first time I’ve painted a wall, banner, or painting in response to police terrorism and I know it won’t be the last. But, i’m encouraged by how many more artists (OGs and youngsters) out there taking control of the narrative w/their work.
The work we all create is part of a legacy of resistance. Keep creating young artists! Marathon over sprint. And please take care of each other. We got a long way to go. 
Check out some of the process and close ups. 
Binta’s sketch
Mask ready
Sketch
Adding gold
Cleaning it up
Adding gold

Almost there
Binta wanted to let em know
Done

Signed

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