Thursday, August 11, 2016

Bloody Sunday

 This is a work that I made for "BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE" A Benefit for AMELIA BOYNTON ROBINSON, the oldest surviving civil rights leader. this is one of the works that was inspired by the life of Amelia. Amelia passed away last year 106. Amelia is one of the people being beaten in this image she was in a coma for a week from this incident. Amelia Boynton Robinson is perhaps best known as the woman at the front of the march who was gassed, beaten, and left for dead on Edmund Pettus Bridge, during the “Bloody Sunday” march on March 7, 1965 to Montgomery, Alabama, which quickly led to the mushrooming of the civil rights movement into an international mass movement.


Bloody Sunday 5ft by 3ft Historic photos manipulated in Photoshop with optical patterns drawn over them then epoxy, pigments,glitter, acrylic, and metallic car paint applied over top of thatAmelia Boynton Robinson (born August 18, 1911) is an American woman who was a figure in the American Civil Rights Movement. She was one of the leaders of the “Bloody Sunday” march on March 7, 1965 that led to the right to vote for black people. Chicago artist great art chicago Allen Vandever Alan Vandever.

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