Hold Your Gem

Abstract

A portrait of Black Deaf man holding a yellow gem represents Black Deaf males need the community support, overcoming the misconception that they cannot succeed. Black Deaf males have hidden gems and need a daily reminder they still can succeed.

Creator

Mia Sanchez

Title

Hold Your Gem

Date

2020

Medium

Painting

Description

The image of a Black Deaf man wearing his African and Greek fraternity scarves. He is holding a yellow gem outward with music beat bars rising up. The title says "Africa Rising" with the symbol of Earth in the middle. The background has African pattern.

Citation

Mia Sanchez, “Hold Your Gem,” RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center , accessed June 18, 2021, https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/items/show/408.