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Peju Alatise is a Nigerian mixed media artist and writer. Her talent extends to jewelry design, installation, architecture, furniture design and painting. Her work expresses her passion for the modern life of African women and their traditions. Well known in the art community in Nigeria, Peju’s work is certainly inspiring and evocative.
Love to African Digital Art Network for putting me onto Peju’s work. Beautiful Stuff!
AFROPUNK Fest 2012
“A lot of people just look and see skin color. I’ve actually had people ask me was I Black or was I White first. A White gentleman came up to me and said ‘I thought you might be White, but then I saw your lips.’ One girl said to me ‘I’ve been wanting to ask you this question, but I didn’t feel comfortable asking you because I thought that you might be offended, but are you Black or are you White?’ And I was just like, ‘Well, I’m always Black.’ When we were done with the meat of the conversation, she laughed and said something about my hair and my butt gave it away. People definitely let you know that they view being Black as being very literal – the amount of pigment you have. ‘Your skin is White, therefore you’re White. Or are you?’
— Sembene McFarland
© 2012 Black Fiya Works
Do You Love Clutch? Tee’s Coming Soon! We hope you like them ;)
Obamacare Basics For Barbies (via Chescaleigh)
The only reason you don’t understand the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) is because you haven’t heard Nicki Minaj explain it.