Friday, November 13, 2009

Collage Who I am

The Collage that shows the growth of human sexuality
By Me

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I was born in the 15th Century BC
Royal lineage
When both of my brothers and my farther passed, I was appointed to the throne.
Begin a Pharaoh was unprecedented and unheard of.
I was able to stay Queen until my nephew came of age
Me and my nephew ruled jointly until 1473
I declared myself as a pharaoh
Handled all the affairs of the nature with the full support of the high Priest of Amun. Hapuseneb and other officials
Respected by Egyptian people
Built temples Beir el Bhari “ lover of silence”
Organization of a journey to the land of punt to trade brought back precious and rare articles back to enhance the wealth for Egyptian nation
Trade trees, ebony, ivory, gold, cinnamon, incense, eye paint, apes, monkeys and skins of southern panthers
built two giant obelisks, each about one hundred feet high, and erected them in Thebes
I ruled for about 15 to 21 years after taking the throne
A huge temple, called the 'morning temple,' was built to honor Hatshepsut

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat photographed in 1982 by James Van Der Zee

In Harlem in the 1920s, photographer James Van Der Zee captured a side of America rarely seen in those days: black middle-class life. Well-heeled citizens with fancy cars and furs -- and the means to pay for fine art -- flocked to "Guarantee Photo," Van Der Zee's prestigious studio.

Once there, Van Der Zee worked photography magic, posing his proud clientele of the Harlem Renaissance to tell life stories. Many he'd give costumes to wear and surrounded them with props such as backdrops and architectural objects. All told, Van Der Zee's work took on a 'tableaux vivants' quality, styled with a Victorian or Edwardian sensibility. It's these images that most distinguish Van Der Zee's work.

This Artist Is BAD

Born on May 1, 1975 in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia , PA he showcases an artistic eye accompanied by a skillful stroke of the brush. Kairi truly has the power to depict life in ways that give new definition to beauty and expression with his own flair.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Kerry j Marshall
I love the freedom he gives them as they run butt nake it...
Kerry James Marshall
I am really digging his work, I'm a little romantic.
The Earrings where made from shark teeth.
Damn were they born with talant.
Dzunukwa, also Tsonoqua, Tsonokwa, is a figure in Kwakwaka'wakw mythology . She is an ancestor of the Namgis clan through her son, Tsilwalagame. She is venerated as a bringer of wealth, but is also greatly feared by children, because she is also known as an ogress who steals children and carries them home in her basket to eat.
It took 85 Birds top make this coat. When first looking at it, it looks to be fur it fooled me.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Congo Nail Fetish

These statues were used to protect individuals, families, or communities as a whole to destroy evil spirits, prevent or cure illnesses, repel bad deeds, solemnize contracts or oath-taking, and decide arguments. A diviner or holy person would activate the statue, using magical substances. Fetishes gained power and were effective because people believed in them

But when I see the one with nails I see pain and evil. I see a black man not being hanged but put through a torture so great far worst than hanging. That is what I see...

Thursday, October 1, 2009



Terrance Johnson & Latreah Harper

They Are not Famous but they made art together.

My Brother gave me this drawning, my daughter age 4 came to me and asked why didn't the girls have a face. I told her he just did not put them one, We came back downstairs and she had drawn a face on them.
Now thats art...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Elizabeth Catlett

Elizabeth Catlett

Elizabeth was married to Charles White.
Some of her best-known prints are Sharecropper (1968 or 1970) and Malcolm X Speaks for Us (1969). Well-known sculptured pieces include Dancing Figure (1961), The Black Woman Speaks and Target (1970), and The Singing Head. The National Council of Negro Women in New York City commissioned her to create a bronze sculpture, and her bronze relief adorns the Chemical Engineering Building at Howard University. In 2003 Catlett designed a memorial to author Ralph Ellison, which stands in West Harlem, NY.

Charles White

Kerry James Marshall, Mentioned Charles White When he talked about his Art and how he was inspired by Mr. Whites work. I agree It has Detail and emotion.
From a broken home in Chicago, Ill., White found that he could draw at the age of seven. He studied violin for many years acquiring a permanent love for music. An avid reader, he once said "A book that fascinated me and opened up new vistas, was Dr. Alain Locke's The New Negro.

The Black western muesum

The 10th Cavalry

The 10th Cavalry was formed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1866Very high standards of recruitment were set by the regimental commander and Civil War hero Benjamin GriersonLife at Leavenworth was not pleasant for the 10th. The Fort's commander, who was admittedly opposed to African- Americans serving in the regular army, made life as difficult as he could on the new troopers

Monday, September 21, 2009

English painter and sculptor, 1817-1904

Medusa, originally a beautiful young woman whose crowning glory was her magnificent long hair, was desired and courted by many suitors.

Poseidon (Neptune) found her worshipping in the temple of Athena (Minerva) and raped her. Athena was outraged at her sacred temple being violated, and punished Medusa by turning her beautiful tresses into snakes and giving her the destructive power to turn anyone who looked directly at her into stone.
I throught that was wrong for Athena to be mad at Medusa and not the MAN who did the CRIME.

Michael Ray Charles is a young American painter, born in Lafayette, Louisiana. He received an MFA at the University of Houston and teaches at the University of Texas in Austin.

One Of Many negative stereotypes that African-Americans still buy into. through his painting I believe he is telling a story. Like The painting of Elvis with him having a black face.
My grandmother would see Elvis down at the corner store hanging with the black folks singing.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Scipio Moorhead
(active c. 1773) was an enslaved African American artist who lived in Boston

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Maya Angelou

The day after

The Day After

The day after

I can't seem to get you out my mind

When you came into the world

For only a short period of time

The day after

I can't seem to get you out my mind

There was so much joy you gave me that moment in time

The day after

I can't seem to get you out my mind

How I held baby Pittman close to my heart

The day after

I can't seem to get you out my mind

Wishing that I could turn back the hour glass just to have you full of life

The day after

I can't seem to get you out my mind

I will always have the memories of

Your 1st photo to your 1st movement

The day after

I can't seem to get you out of my mind

Cherishing the moment you came into the world

The day after

I can't seem to get you out of my mind

The Day After

By S Johnson

No You & Me

No You & Me

There is no you & me

There is no more late nights

It feels like a heavy rock off my heart

I won't lie I feel pain knowing that this is the last time

No more love making

No more wondering and sitting by the phone

Hoping that you'll call

The joy of being with you meant so much to me

There is no more you & me

There is no more late nights

Looking into the sky

Looking at my future

Looking at where my life has taken me

Looking at the many stones that stood in my way

Not for very long did I let them stand in my way

There is no more you & me

There is no more late nights

Looking for the hammer in my right hand

I start to fight back for my self RESPECT

There is no more you & me

There is no more late nights

I Deserve better than that

By S Johnson

Saying goodbye

Saying goodbye

March 10th We said our goodbyes on wednesday

We will close the chapters to our lives

We had some ups and downs through out the years

I want to call you so bad and make up

But your right your not my husband nor

My man

In everyones eyes they've seen to see something 3 years

I've been holding on to

All that you've done said and did

I wanted to leave you so many times

I thought that I might be the one to change your playin' ways

As long as you had a freak in your


I was wrong

The pain remains in my stomach running

through out my body slowly

We've been friends and Lovers for years now

Today is the I

Say Goodbye

The feeling that I had can't compare to my 1st


The hurt is real

Fair well to all the nights we used to sneak around

By S Johnson

The Feeling

The Feeling

Do you get that feeling

Something or someone is missing
in your life or around you in

Some part
Do you get that feeling you have
everything you want and need

Do you get that feeling you could
get more out of what you put in

Do you get that feeling
Your all alone and you can't
count on the ones that love you

Do you get that feeling
If you don't tell
that special person how you feel
it might be to late

By S. Johnson

What I Want

What I want

With you I want to open up

Tell you how I feel

With you I want to whispers my deepest thought

I want to hold you in my arms

Your hot sexy pack lying next to me

I want to have your child

With you I want to open up

Tell you how I feel

Right now with all the wants

The whispers of my deepest feelings

Won't come out

Having your Sexy hot pack lying next to me

I can't have your child

With you I want to open up

Tell you how I feel

It just won't come out

By S Johnson

1st African American Prince

Monday, August 24, 2009

Pain that unselfish Love that shows us

What love is really about

Love brings Two people together

Love causes pain and hurt

Pain that unselfish Love that shows us

Love makes you cry

When all you want is joy and happiness

Finding true Love

that special someone that special moment in time

Pain that unselfish Love that shows us

When the world gets quiet

It's only you and him