Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin Poster

Mixed Media on Cardboard

17.5″ x 21″

2008


“Bayard Rustin” came out of an assignment by a artist in residency at Oxbow School. All I remember was picking an important figure and having the artist challenged us to draw an audience. As one of two students of color on a scholarship, I wanted to convey Bayard Rustin as a relevant figure and how his contributions remain invisible in education and conversations about the Civil Rights and LGBTQ Movement. Although I didn’t realize it at the time, I know now that his invisibility really connected with my experience of being a student of color in my Oxbow experience.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s