#TheGrayArea

Jalexia Stoutmyre's avatar Jalexia Stoutmyre Vote Code: 65794

A series of three 38" by 50" psychedelic portraits. The first drawing is a of a girl, but she's discombobulated. This represents how one might feel having a mental health issues. I've struggled with depression for a long time, I can't even remember not being this way. The drawing shows how there's still beauty in me, even though I'm not mentally healthy. The next drawing is of a women of color and I felt the need to draw her because it seems as though being a w.o.c. in American has consequences. It's almost like being a women of color makes you less women? Less human? I drew her this way because now you can't stop looking at her, you can't ignore her anymore, which hopefully gives some recognition/representation, and love for women of color. Lastly, I drew a boy with the American flag covering his mouth and his eyes are closed. He is being hushed by wrongfully police actions, the government, and other oppressors. He has another set of eyes that show anger because even though he is being forced to shut up, he still has a voice.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: Flat Paper
  • Medium: Charcoal & watercolor
  • Width: 38 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 50 inches