Artwork is the window into our souls. The mirror of our lives. It provides classes in love and is a refuge from despair.
Our African ancestors knew its energy. Enslaved folks used it when the phrases wouldn’t come. From easy sketches to advanced configurations, our artwork has defined our moods, instructed our tales and sustained our souls.
Artwork has marked our place in life and our ideas of time. It’s unwoven the tapestry of our desires and certainly, set us free. SIGNATURE BRIDE salutes Black and brown artists—women and men around the globe linked by a typical thread.
As an artist, Danielle Leggard has loads to say—and so does her artwork. Fairly actually, the truth is, because the graphic designer makes use of coloration and sort in her work to discover hot-button points and causes that talk to her in addition to a method of providing constructive affirmations that minimize by means of all of the noise. “I attempt to use my work to discover ache and politics by means of artwork that’s accessible and shareable,” says Leggard, who hails from Lengthy Island, New York. “I exploit my platform to each discover topical topics and provides folks light affirmations. There’s a duality in my work that’s on the similar time soothing and abrasive, relying on the colour that I select to make use of and the descriptions I give the work.”
How she describes her type is colourful in itself. “Cheeky and humorous, typically sensual. My work is at all times speaking to somebody. It’s a little bit of a chatterbox,” she says.
Over the previous seven years, Leggard has cemented her place as knowledgeable artist, although she has at all times been extremely inventive. “I’ve by no means not been doing one thing creative, from drawing in all my notebooks in class to enjoying the flute from the age of 9 till I used to be 18,” she says. “I used to be given artwork or vogue books by my household and inspired to nurse that creative spark from the start.”
As a feminine Black artist, Leggard feels the gravity of getting her spark mild a flame that may be seen. “Black folks have at all times been the voice of tradition,” she says. “We’re greater than our trauma and grief; now we have pleasure, and we could be mushy and eccentric and sardonic. Highlighting the expertise of Black artists exhibits that there are such a lot of aspects to us.”
You possibly can meet Leggard at Artwork & Soul Hamptons, an immersive cultural expertise celebrating BIOPIC artists and that includes celeb leisure, an artwork stroll and a Black culinary expertise. The occasion takes place July 22–24 within the Hamptons. For extra info, go to https://linktr.ee/artandsoulhamptons.