School Daze

Graphite and Acrylic on Wood

DEF!

I met her in college, 18 and not looking. I wasn’t one to chomp at the bit, so I kept my distance. Somehow I landed her and she got me at the worst of times. I learned to love her the way she should have always been and she will always be that girl that goes to my school, School Daze.
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"The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art."
Junot Díaz  (via uzowuru)

(Source: kamara)

Real Talk…

I don’t cry typically, but the way black America is treated in America is fucked up and it hurts. It hurts and it hurts deep.

syntheticpurple:

I want to be brilliant

dopeleban:

urbanrealism:

will forever be my favorite line.

My fav GIF all time







the-goddamazon:

klesleym:

I needed this

Not to mention they’ll defend to the death why they can be allowed to wear a Bob Marley shirt but only know three songs and smoke cheap ass mids.
I’m with her most days… | what I’m working on now.
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"Art has to be a kind of confession. I don’t mean a true confession in the sense of that dreary magazine. The effort it seems to me, is: if you can examine and face your life, you can discover the terms with which you are connected to other lives, and they can discover them, too — the terms with which they are connected to other people. This has happened to every one of us, I’m sure. You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discovered it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that they are alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important. Most of us, no matter what we say, are walking in the dark, whistling in the dark. Nobody knows what is going to happen to them from one moment to the next, or how one will bear it. This is irreducible. And it’s true for everybody. Now, it is true that the nature of society is to create, among its citizens, an illusion of safety; but it is also absolutely true that the safety is always necessarily an illusion. Artists are here to disturb the peace. They have to disturb the peace. Otherwise, chaos."
James Baldwin, 1961  (via penelopemars)

(Source: manufactoriel)

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