This is a soft pastel on paper original artwork, number 7 in 11 of the series named 'The Dance'. It was created in honor of the Black Lives Matter 2020 civil rights movement. I made this series to celebrate the black lives that have and still is contributing to the art of dance. Her unique contribution to the world of dance is immense.
Number 7 is dedicated to Janet Jackson. I was mesmerised by her dance performance in Rhythm Nation when I first saw it as a teenager. Janet Jackson has always been vocal about her feelings regarding racism. In Janet's hit song "The Skin Game" in 1990, she wrote these lyrics "the skin game is still around(skin game)/ But you can't keep a good man down".
Please note: I have colour adgusted the vibrancy of this artwork in the photo, in order for you to be able to better appreciate its details. To get a better understanding of the actual artwork please watch the video that shows its actual colouration which carries more muted tonalities.