In Bloom

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Title

In Bloom

Description

Layered felt shapes create a flower, in the center of which we see two children hugging one another. In comparison to LaAndrea Deloyce’s Hold Me as the Seasons Change, the girl’s expression is markedly different, as she joyously embraces a loved one. The artist includes water droplets again, however, here they appear to mimic morning dew rather than raindrops suggesting a restorative quality. In her work, Deloyce challenges the media’s primarily trauma-based depictions of Black people. The creation of scenes of Black love and tenderness constitutes a form of protest for the artist.

Creator

LaAndrea Deloyce

Source

Courtesy of the artist, LaAndrea Deloyce

Date

2021

Rights

All rights are held by the artist, LaAndrea Deloyce

Format

Acrylic, felt, and glass on canvas, 36x36"

Identifier

L2021.14b

Files

DSC_0417.jpg

Reference

In Bloom, LaAndrea Deloyce, 2021

Cite As

LaAndrea Deloyce , “In Bloom,” AMUM Virtual Exhibitions, accessed May 25, 2024, https://amum.omeka.net/items/show/98.