OUR STORY
IS WRITTEN EVERYDAY

Poster

ARTWORK USED IN THE POSTER FOR
BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2018
2018: BLACK HISTORY IS MADE EVERY DAY

The spilled ink of this piece represents the overflowing courage, strength, experiences, pain, love, triumphs, failures and history we carry with us daily—Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

 

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
We on the journey to freedom…
A freedom we once tasted eons ago, we almost forgot its flavours…
From being Kings and Queens, Chiefs and Pharaohs
To slaves in the cotton fields, whipped and forgotten.

Our history is written and made every day.
Spilled ink of our brothers and sisters who just want to be heard.
We fight for culture, wealth and education
We fight for equality and, yes, always for justice.
We fight for change, we fight for our people.

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
We on the journey to freedom…
We are taught to stand on the strength of our heritage,
not to be debriefed, stripped and replaced by another’s disbelief.
Trust in our excellence and royalty
not to rely on double standards.
We are still Kings and Queens
Look at our past heroes,
Martin Luther King, Malcom X, and Rosa Parks to name a few.
We still have the POWER.

Leona Carthy
Leoart

 

About Leona Carthy

As a Jamaican-born, Montreal-based digital artist and creative consultant, Leona is a creative at heart and a designer by trade. She is culturally stimulated and on a journey where she lives her creative truth. Her distinct style is easily recognizable and highly original; it’s all about freedom of expression, spontaneity and the love of art. It is a beautiful love affair where she is creating, growing, and constantly evolving.

Motivated by her love for and devotion to all things intricate, abstract and unusual, this versatile creator takes a unique approach to her work by playing every role—from designing website interfaces, branding and advertisements, to creating flyers and book covers. Leona’s contributions have since been chosen to represent a variety of organizations, businesses and artists, and her infamous personal photo portraits have inspired awe and stirred up much emotion. The jewel in Leona’s crown is the ease with which she can express the hardships, diversity, beauty and impact of Black culture.

« The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. » Émile Zola