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Empire Into Forest


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A seed can both be launched from a slingshot and planted in the Earth. Like wilderness quietly blots out the traces of man, women-of-color organizing, can outgrow oppression and transform the three pillars of white supremacy into a new growth forest. I painted halos behind the seedlings because in order for oppressive power structures to shift, we must shift the definition of “holy” toward the collective Earth. The silhouettes were inspired by photographs from the rallies in Ferguson. The concept is drawn from the idea that a slingshot can dismantle a giant far larger than it is – as referenced in the biblical myth of David and Goliath. Also inspiration is drawn from this article: Hetero-patriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy by Andrea Smith which are listed below:

1. Capitalism/Slavery

2. Genocide/Colonialism

3. Orientalism/War

This is a Giclée print of an original goauche on paper illustration for Killjoy Prophets.


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