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...