Location: Corner of Mt. Vernon and 17th Street, Columbus, OH 43203.
One Sunday morning I decided to take a break from my Covid-19 quarantine and take a car ride. While riding down Mt Vernon Avenue, I saw a sign that said, “Affirm Black Life”. I thought I saw an arrow, so I decided to park my car to investigate.
Sidebar: The Black Lives Matter banner was the first thing I saw when I parked my car. The combination of the sign and the work by @sketchbutler almost seemed like one artistic expression.
Sidebar: Why? I’ll leave that question in the atmosphere for your consideration.
Some of the works that spoke to me are:
Sidebar: At times, it seems like that is not a priority of some in society.
Sidebar: I agree! Please click on the following link to see the article, “I Too Sing America The Harlem Renaissance at 100”.
Art has survived the past and continues to survive. Art documents the culture and events in history…
The work depicts an unfaced young person with the words, “I am dope, living gifted me, love, bold, royalty, and needed, and assertive.
Sidebar: That is an affirmation for all ages!
Sidebar: We all interpret art uniquely. I wasn’t sure if I saw a chain or an earring on the left. I also wasn’t sure if I saw an earring on the right or a symbol of someone getting lynched. Art is relative based on your experiences.
Sidebar: I LOVE the two works by Francesca Miller! I love her use of color. It seems like all the brightness of the young graduate’s accomplishment can catapult him into a bright future.