I personally enjoy looking at art however I sometimes do not understand it. I live in Florida and so far I have seen a lot of art walks and attended several of them. Here, museums sometimes might be too far and there are times when you just don’t want to make that drive. However, I live in a state where artists are found everywhere and there are even times when art is exhibited on the walkway in different cities.
I recently went to visit one of the many art galleries we have in Fort Walton Beach Florida. The name of the gallery is called Art Center. In the Art Center, there is a lot of works from different local artists. One of the artists that I thought captured what we are working on in class is Bernadette Sims. The title of his picture was “Catching Supper”. In the picture were two boys catching fish. One boy threw the net in the water while the other looked on to what his friend was doing. The boys both looked young and there were no adults in the picture. The picture reminds me of what it used to be like when our kids were left to go outside and explore. There used to be a time when parents did not worry for the safety of their children because they were safe but that is no longer the case.
There is no color being exhibited in this picture but a simplicity of two boys enjoying fishing together regardless of their race. In one of the articles that we read titled Age, Race, Class and Sex by Lorde, he states in this article that, “it is not those differences between us that are separating us. It is rather our refusal to recognize those differences and to examine the distortions which result from our misnaming them and their efforts upon human behavior and expectation” (Lorde). It is us that refuse to except the equality that we all have in this country. I think that when we learn to realize that there is no white, black or any other race but rather Americans citizens, that we will be well off as a country. This picture depicts in my opinion where we should be heading; a place of equality, a place where color is no longer an issue but rather oneness, openness and the desire to be with each other without judgement. We are all the same regardless of color, nationality, wealth or lack of it.
Lorde, Audre. Sister outsider: essays and speeches. Trumansburg, NY: Crossing Press, 1996. Web.