~~January 20, 2015~~
I’ve seen in graphic before but I didn’t know the meaning or the artist before. It’s amazing to me that this topic is still around. It never went away … it was lurking in the underworld with different manifestation. Now it’s out in the open again …. no hiding. This reality is shameful.
The inspiring story behind the ‘New Age of Slavery’ painting capturing the movement
“My Country Tis of thee, Sweet land of … liberty
But we wish to inform you that, tomorrow … we will be killed with our families!”
“The New Age of Slavery”
we are the white stripes pure, ignorant; red stripes are the blood of slaves, soldiers and the killings of innocence. When we learn about the history of our country, hate envelopes hence the bleeding over.
are country our is far form perfect and its only going worse!
Thank You Internet world making my flag out there and known!
“New Age of Slavery”
This was a piece originally done because I was sick of the african American death that has been occurring to much with Travyon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and many more, due to .. .the goverment not caring!
As African Americans what is our life worth?
As a people we SHOULD NOT be afraid of our government.
Please share and spread!
This has to end!
“As it appears in …. full read”
Like most Black people in the United States, Patrick was paying attention to the news and was seeing people who look like him being killed senselessly. Then in September, Eric Garner died after saying “I can’t breathe” 11 times as a cop choked him.
The searing anger that came with yet another Black life ending spurred him to create New Age of Slavery. “It seems that African-Americans have been targeted in our own state and in our own country. I cannot stress that enough. IT IS OUR OWN COUNTRY.”
So he took a 16×22 white canvas and he didn’t even do a rough sketch in his sketchbook like he typically does. He just started drawing on the canvas itself. He taped off the canvas to create the 13 stripes of the flag and he drew 50 perfect stars too. And then, he started drawing and painting hanging people in every other stripe and he stopped after he did because “what I drew hurt me.” He walked away from the piece for 3 days and when he came back he painted them red, and realized that the stars couldn’t be the old-fashioned ones.
Patrick created cracks through most of the stars, and he turned the others into silhouettes of men. That was what I noticed the 2nd time I took a look at the painting. I saw the men holding guns, and I saw the boys and men who were on their knees, begging not to be shot or with their backs turned. Every time I took a look at New Age of Slavery, I saw something new and it was a fresh gut punch. And the first time I noticed the baby in the 6th red stripe, my heart ached.
I got to hear about his whole process in creating this piece and he diverts from his usual technique of creating art that looks clean here. Because his furiousness would not let him make this clean. The hanging bodies drip into the white stripes, and that is part of what makes Patrick’s work so poignant. The flag’s white stripes can’t be so white because they’re soiled by the blood of black lives taken.
When Patrick finished this piece, he stepped back from it. “I stood back and said ‘What have I done?’ and I cried. I was blown away and was in awe. This is the a piece of mine that I will say is powerful and I rarely say that with any of my pieces. It made me cry.”
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