Blood So Rich I Can’t Be Blue (Original Fine Art)

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Blood So Rich I Can’t Be Blue. Original, handmade mixed media artwork by the artist B.N. Blithe de Carona. Aprox. 11×12″ mixed media collage on mixed media paper. One of one. Free shipping & free print included in order.

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“As Black people, specifically as Black Americans; we are often told that we can’t be sad. We can’t be tired. We can’t be fed up with our circumstances-or else we dishonor our ancestors and all the horrors they survived and all of the sacrifices tallied over the many years and generations leading up to us. Black expression in most any capacity is often skewed in the worst of ways, sometimes with deadly results. Depending on where we live, we cannot afford to leave our homes without palpable positivism plastered across our faces, regardless of how we truly feel. Otherwise we may be perceived as a threat. As Black people, we are often told to be happy to be safe, and that our bloodlines are too rich for us to ever be blue anyways. It is my belief that the encouragement of Black people to be eternally positive is white supremacist conditioning. We need to abandon it. We are human & we deserve to feel without restriction. My ancestors do not want me to experience a conditional happiness as a state of acquiescence. My ancestors want me to feel how I feel whenever I feel it & to honor and sit in my feelings. When making this piece, I purposefully sought out images of people who were not smiling. The Maasai elders featured in this piece simply look strong. They look elegant. They look colorful. They look rich. There isn’t a smile in sight, yet their faces & positions still hold so much expression. I added color behind the figures not just to compliment their clothing, but to also remind us to lead colorful lives. We are worthy of the full range of emotion. Our blood is to rich to believe or accept otherwise.” -B.N. Blithe de Carona

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Each order placed through Seventh Dead World Studios is printed in studio & packaged using recycled & recyclable materials before being shipped via USPS. Any delays caused by USPS are not the fault or responsibility of Seventh Dead World Studios, the artist B.N. Blithe de Carona or Miiriya-however, we will replace any packages lost or damaged beyond repair during transit.

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