"The Black Sun (She)" (2014) by Melanie "CoCo" McCoy, 16" x 20", Acrylic and Gold leaf on Cotton Canvas… Price can be negotiated
She’s radiant. She’s beautiful. Her name is “Sun.” She looks over us and awakens us by day, and kisses us goodbye by evening. We look forward to seeing her face, because we can always count on her to be there. The Sun reminds me of Black women. I can always count on her to be there for me. She’s one of God’s greatest gifts. She is my mother, sometimes she’s my grandmother, or maybe even my sisters and friends. She is me.
Right now “The Black Sun” (She) is looking over the city.
The Chinese characters I took straight from the Wikipedia page. I decided to write them in the top-to-bottom right-to-left order. They read (really rough translation):
Powers into four divided: Water is good, Earth is strong, Fire is fierce, Air is tranquil. Avatar Aang — all under heaven is one.
(The “seal” at the bottom is my unofficial Chinese name.)
Really, REALLY happy with the way this turned out (probably b/c this was 8000 times simpler than what I usually draw). Took me forever to write the characters b/c tablets are a poor substitute for actual calligraphy brushes.
Parents of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis Share Their Loss at the United Nations
Sitting in meetings in the United Nation’s ornate Wilson Palace by the shores of Lake Geneva in the shadow of the Alps seems an odd place to discuss racial discrimination in the United States.
But the problems of racial discrimination quickly hit home at an event earlier this week that hosted the parents of Travon Martin and Jordan Davis, two unarmed young black men killed by armed white men claiming to be acting in self-defense. Made all the more powerful as it came on the heels of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., their affecting and often harrowing testimony immediately erased the distance between Switzerland and the United States. It made the discrimination present and underscored the importance of the work being done here at the U.N.’s review of the U.S. record of racial discrimination.