Black Art in an Anti-Black World
D. Soyini Madison & Omi Osun Joni L. Jones


Assignment: Make a drawing and transform all your liquids and your shapes into actions moving through a tunnel while reading the text below.  

Timed Drawing:

Improvisation 


Text: Read while drawing. Use materials of your choice.

Score:

Find a thorough way

Enough dispossession

Only environmental liberation

 

How can we as clandestine people hide our direction.  

Movement, 

Blackness Magnitude over direction

Extensive

Disorientation

 

Transform your liquids and these shapes into an emotion.

I mean the liquid in your body.

 

It’s who I am. I’m passionate and emotional, wild and delicate, precise and haunting.  

Heavy handed and a soft hand 

The specter 

Invent 

 

Capture how we move 

Use what we capture  

 

Perceive/be the monumentality and the quotidian 

I wanted to find a name for it, I wanted to find a rubric. 

I needed to find a method to produce 

Scalar Vs vector 

Magnitude vs direction 

Distance vs time 

 

I realized distillation was just the thing I needed to see how to think


From my studio in Newburgh, NY

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Just a few drawings I look at often: