This is a soft pastel on paper original artwork, number 11 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.
Number 11 is dedicated to Prince. Although we all know that Prince was a singer and not a dancer, what some of you may not know is that he was a great supporter and patron of dance. He recognised raw talent and nurtured the likes of Misty Copeland, Carmen Electra, Mayte Garcia and Bria Valente to reach fame. Prince made this statement regarding racism "nothing more ugly in the whole wide world than INTOLERANCE (between) BLACK, white, red, yellow, boy or girl. INTOLERANCE."
Please note: I have colour adjusted 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.