notification series: the heart breaks.
when a innocent black man is gun downed there seems to be very little empathy for the family that is now broken & wrenched wit heart ache after losing a father, son, uncle, friend, husband, nephew the devastating lost isn't typically the topic of discussion it's usually about what did he do to deserve this how does this keep happening why does this keep happening his previous record that had nothing to do with the incident if he even had a record. i wanted to take the time to dedicate this piece to the families especially ladies & children who are now blue left asking why or are tired of asking & just mad at the world my heart breaks for them as I try to place myself in their shoes and grow nauseous at the idea of no longer having the positive male figures I grew up wit present how difficult that would be an to me unfortunately it seems history has been on repeat not just wit the shootings but the arrests & ultimately dehumanizing of black men destroying family trees. When the slaves were brought over did you know they purposely split fathers from families? This is still happening yet media & majority people wanna blame the black culture or community but this behavior was learned from somewhere, infact it was learned years ago an passed down from those whom brought us here along with the division amongst ourselves I can't quite express how many of my non-black friends defer to "what about black on black crime?" as if that statistic isn't the same amongst every race or we are to blame for all our hate towards one another hate is taught an I imagine the slave traders & masters specialized in this department using false commentaries an interpretations of the Bible to try an justify their own agenda but I can assure you that's not whom God is what frustrates me about this is the fact that it's history we don't even learn about in schools to which I question why? But when I think about who wrote the history books & whose in position to change school curriculums I smh in frustration nonetheless I can't let this keep me from continuing to be the best version of me I can be this is all just context to what brings me to creating pieces like these now that you have context id like to explain the layers of the piece itself
the 2 blues represent the history of brokenness amongst the children & ladies of the families that lost innocent loved ones to fear or hatred an if you see the light blue stripe on the side seems to be disconnected or fading away that specifically reps the killers who get off Scott free it seems as if they're trying to erase the history of the innocent right in front of me an while there names get demoted to pound signs & hashtags we have to educate ourselves to remember the history of the dads past or sons uncles husbands cousins friends coworkers all the above most of all humans whom died from the lack of love... the female hand is what appears to take place when the mother becomes both parents an carries the weight of the family now she seems to be all alone yet while not to many offer to help few are willing most are watching & waiting for her to fail to blame the culture an not the culprit for the lack of unity the outburst of anger the hate that screws both you an me man how do we come alongside to break this cycle of scrutiny it starts wit me it starts wit you change inside of self is what love would do without it the results won't be nothing of change nothing new this is just another sliver of why it's important I make it known daily that "hope exists agape validates you." Me being you, you being us that us meaning more than a few humanity is on the brink but that brink doesn't have to be doom