Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Angela Y. Davis cover art by justseeds artist Jess X. Chen

We wanted to post this Angela Y. Davis cover art by justseeds artist Jess X. Chen (IG: @jessxchen ) in honor of Black people taking action in the ‪#‎BaltimoreUprising‬, in ‪#‎Ferguson‬, and in the civil rights movement and the Black liberation movement all over America.

"I painted a cosmic community of raised hands and fists in perpetual movement. Hand and body references were all drawn from protests from Ferguson to Baltimore to New York City. This lineage and the struggle for freedom is endless.”

– Jess X. Chen

(This was originally the cover for Angela Y. Davis’ new book but ended up not being used for reasons regarding content.)

“Freedom Is A Constant Struggle is drawn from a freedom song, that was repeatedly sung in the south during the 20th century Freedom Movement. They say "we struggled so long we must be free, we’ve died so long we must be free.” And I like the irony of the last lines of each verse. There is simultaneous resignation and promise, but also critique and inspiration. We must be free, but are we really free?“
– Angela Y. Davis

Link to post: http://artistsagainstpoliceviolence.com/post/118295987369/goauche-book-cover-design-by-jessxchen

Visit www.artistsagainstpoliceviolence.com for many art resources for use in the streets against anti-black police violence.

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