"Far From Me" by John Singletary
8 x 11 inches (image size), paper size 11.5 x 14.5 inches, print from two woodblocks, limited edition of 9 (2019)-- unframed
My work focuses on the proximity of death in blackness and the emotion that accompanies that idea. I work in a figurative manner and challenge the way black bodies have been displayed historically within movements like orientalism, and use these bodies instead as vehicles to communicate vulnerability and pride. Coming from an interracial household and my father being a civil rights activist provided me a clearer lens in viewing my own experiences. Experiences involving inequality have become much clearer having lived in the city of Waco for recent years, a city famous for its deeply rooted racism.
I often contemplate biblical narratives through the lens of my personal identity both in blackness and spirituality, and illustrate those ideas through my compositions, color palettes, and brush work. I work fluidly between representation and abstraction in an intuitive manner, while rendering the figure with reverence and delicacy. The figures seem to exist in a space between life and death, not entirely filling either one. I paint the bodies with a vulnerability and sensibility that has seldom been offered to my community throughout history. I feel that exploring the idea of death in relation to the black individual is an act of unity, and an attempt to face and confront the afterlife of slavery.
When will my order ship ?
Please see each individual item page for more information on the availability of each item. Also please make sure your shipping address information is complete and accurate with your first and last name, full address, unit, suite or apartment number, valid phone number and email address. Shipments can only be sent to an actual street address. There are NO DELIVERIES to post office boxes. Please note that we will not ship your order until we've received payment from you. You will receive a shipment confirmation when your order has shipped with the tracking details. Upon the delivery of your shipment, a signature is requested.
Do you ship internationally?
Please give us a call at +1 404-565.1493 (USA) to process international shipments. When will my order ship and what are my shipping charges? Shipping and handling are automatically calculated prior to submitting your payment information.
If you require special shipping arrangements please email us at: email@example.com or call us at + 1 404-565-1493 (USA). After payments are processed, all orders are fulfilled. Orders are shipped via UPS Ground or FedEx and the generally expected delivery time is within 2-8 business days, depending on the state being shipped to. For Garden Art For The Soul™, shipments are shipped weekly Monday through Friday.