#11 - Untitled

Created by Silvan Fleming Jr.
#10 - Black Man's Plight#12 - United Hearts of America


Artist: Silvan Fleming Jr.

LOCATION: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 229 State Street
PHOTO: Martin Jenich

Artist’s Statement:
When you hear stories of people getting picked on for the color of their skin, I think it’s ridiculous. So for this project, I wanted to display a clear message that shows beauty within color, but without the words being displayed. Rather, this is a visual representation of beauty within color.

(Source: Let’ Talk About It. The art, the artists, and the racial justice movement on Madison’s State Street. American Family Mutual Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact. Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 2020. Page 91)


This is the PanAfrican flag.

Look at the flag and the mural, can you see a correlation between the images?

Discussion question:
Why do you think the mural is titled “Beauty Within Color”?