Black Man’s Plight
Artists: FaLeShuh Walker & RR Moore
LOCATION: Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wisconsin.
PHOTO: Martin Jenich
We are poets as well as a visual artist. We were already trying to find a way to powerfully express a day in the life of a Black man. RR wrote and read the poem while Faleshuh created the visuals. We wanted people to feel where we were coming from. This piece is different from the other pieces. Sometimes we need to stop, and read, and feel what we read. We watched people stop by and grab their chest as they took it in. That is the reaction we were looking for. We wanted people to stand here in an intimate space with work, and feel what comes to them.
Read the mural and the artist statement. Do you think the artists accomplish what they wanted with their mural?