Ostracizism

Abstract

The weaving hair on the black deaf person's head shows the complexity of his/her
culture. Above the head, that person is trying to go to the spiritual side to
find him/herself. One side with sign Black is rejecting that person's identity because he is deaf. The other side with sign deaf is rejecting that person's identity just because that person is black. Both has their hands out in front to prevent them from joining.

Creator

Fred Michael Beam

Title

Ostracizism

Date

2020

Medium

Acrylic painting

Description

The face on the left side of the canvas has the golden opened hand up showing that the person is stopped from entering the black culture. The face on the right side of the canvas has the bronze opened hand up showing that the person is banned from becoming a part of deaf culture because of its skin color.The person in the middle has its hand side by side as if he/she try to find his/her sense of belonging and not feel welcome. The painting is in gold, bronze and black. Its style is similar to cubism.

Citation

Fred Michael Beam, “Ostracizism,” RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center , accessed June 25, 2022, https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/items/show/607.