You Speak for the Void & We Listen

This painting is about the ways in which Black politicians and intellectuals interacts with a white power structure in formulating a voice for an imagined collective Black. In this painting the black bodies, derived from the slave ship diagram, resurface. The violently simplified, bodies are flung across the vast auditorium in a power exchange between the the lone, Black figure and the attentive white audience. I stand in this painting, again, as a complicit, yet resistant participant.