Our first PSA discussion thread!
Three artists, one past, two contemporary, feel especially powerful to me right now, ones I keep thinking of and returning to. Here is some of their work.
Corita Kent, subject of the fabulous picture book MAKE MEATBALLS SING, created silkscreens in the 20th century that ooze with vibrancy and activism.
Rachel Martin in whose gorgeous colored pencil and graphite works I am struck right now by the eyes, eyes, eyes, reminding me of our role as witnesses to inhumanity. Her bio: “Tlingit artist who works and lives in Queens, NYC. She is of the Tsaagweidei, Killer Whale Clan, of the Yellow Cedar House (Xaai Hit’) Eagle Moiety” (from Macaulay and Co Gallery show).
Baljinder Kaur, author-illustrator of the captivating picture book, KAMAL'S KES, has been creating heart-wrenching tryptics on Instagram about Palestine.
“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” - Arundhati Roy