Welcome to the secret post. First I would like to apologizes to Angela Davis for calling my painting of her “Angee. I only did it because I want to have a post for people who already know of her. In fact fans of hers. I want to celebrate her amazingness with like minded people. Her life was and is amazing.
While I can never understand what it was like to be a black woman in the sixties, and I have a tendency to romanticize things, I want to see a movie of her life. I want some like minded person to get on this project with her now. I am not demeaning the recent movie “Black Panther” because it was great to have a black super hero movie. However when I saw the title, I thought finally a movie about the Black Panther movement.
This painting was super fun and I know again I probably over stepped with the black panther fist in her hair. made from African symbols for words like hope, strength, justice equality and more. Yes I know I overstepped as a white woman but it was just so perfect. Plus I used the photo from her FBI most wanted poster. It has taken me for ever to realize that I have a style that is so mine. That me as who I am sees things the way I do. And “Angee” captures it.
I do romanticize her life, I love people who fight for equality for all people. I tend to love the underdog and while these can be seen as good traits, I am sure I can be irritating to those who actually had and have to face the horrible injustices and actions of racism. So while she may have a more truthful understanding of her life, I find my version fascinating and apologize again for my naivety.
I had a class taught by Angela Davis called “Women and Prison” at S.F.S.U. Not only was the material fascinating and pertinent but as a speaker she is brilliant. She speaks with melodic voice and her cadence pulls you in, you almost don’t care what she says but it is so interesting you hear it on all levels. While I know I have a romantic view of her life and probably the sixties, she did and does have an amazing life.
Here is my romanticized version of her life.