Art Afro #29 – “Urban Tumble-Fro” by Unicia R. Buster – August 24, 2015

“Urban Tumble-Fro” by Unicia R. Buster

I had to walk to work today and came across several of these scenes – surprisingly. There were so many weaves on my walk that I thought someone set up a temporary salon shop on the Martin Luther King Jr. viaduct over the weekend. It is despicable how people care so little about their neighborhood. Yet, get so very upset when other people want to come in and clean it up. We need to take care of what we have before we loose it. Anyway, this one looked like an Afro to me and the leaves and chips bag were the eyes and face. I photographed it as it was. My medium today is photography.

Photographed found objects.

“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.”

― Norman Ralph Augustine

This project has taught me so much in such a short time. One, as far as my skill level, I have a long ways to go with using various mediums. Two, my confidence in what I am capable of creating needs a kick in the booster. If it were not for this project, I would not have shown half of the things I created because I didn’t think they were good enough. My son, my number one supporter, always encourages me to post because he loves my work. I need that same kind of love for myself. And three, motivation carries me even when I don’t feel like doing anything. Some days were a struggle to create something, especially when I didn’t like what I created or got frustrated with the medium (like the acrylic paints I used Saturday). However, the motivation to complete this project and produce something, whether I approve or not, has kept me going.

Tomorrow will be day 30. I want to make it really special so I am planning to use the medium that I am most comfortable using  – fabric. And here’s to 335 1/2 more days!

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