'A Chance’
36”x48” Acrylic on Canvas

Growing up in Oakland had its trials and tribulations but also opened my eyes to the true struggle that it is to be a young black man in this country. Always assumed guilty, the odds continually stack against them... I could go on and on... Our POC don’t stand a chance in a system rife with systemic racism...
Look no further than Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Clinton Allen, John Crawford, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Laquan McDonald... this list grows and grows.
As a mother my heart aches, as a human being on this earth I can’t sit idly by... saytheirnames and let us never forget that blacklivesmatter
This piece itself is a fictional portrait, it isn’t of one particular POC, my hope is that this brings our attention not to an individual but to the issue as a whole. These are our sons and daughters, these are our friends, our neighbors, our classmates... they are WORTHY.

The Tracy Piper

Tracy Piper is an ex-circus performer turned figurative painter. A kaleidoscope of vibrant color; Tracy’s work tackles the changing landscapes of community and identity in the 21st century. She has shown at both SCOPE Miami and SCOPE New York, and shows all over the world. In 2017 Tracy competed on the hit TV show ‘Skin Wars: Fresh Paint’ and emerged victorious. She graduated from the Illustration program at California College of the Arts with distinction in 2012.

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