Destroy the Myth (Limited Edition Print)- Signed by Artist
Destroy the Myth is a thought provoking work of art that strips away the layers of negative stereotypes and projected opinions on the identity of a black woman to reveal an incomplete silhouette, particularly in the areas of the hair and skin. Black women, particularly dark skinned women, throughout history have faced discrimination against their skin tone, facial features, natural hair and have even been labelled violent and loud. This has created a lack of self confidence and the notion that dark skinned women are unable to be feminine, professional or represent the face of beauty.
However, this hand embroidered portrait (that should be displayed with both the front and back stitches exposed), emphasizes the reconstruction of black identity and the destruction of all other myths and stereotypes. The powerful gaze reinforces that she has had enough and will allow herself to heal, and rebuild slowly, falling in love with her skin, hair and features again.
This powerful figure is contrasted by the soft turquoise in the background and pink shirt, symbolizing that black women are allowed to be vulnerable, feminine and emotional without being labelled aggressive.
The original mixed media piece was awarded the Board of Directors Award at the 51st Annual Gasparilla Festival of Arts in 2021.
High quality Luster print
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Original artwork ships within 10 business days of purchase. Prints ship within 5 business days of purchase.