When Dianne Quarles, an Atlanta based artist, was challenged to create a piece for a show on Black men, she discovered leather clay was the perfect solution. She created a piece titled, Remember Who You Are, inspired by Beyonce’s Black is King.
Dianne sculpted the face of a contemporary man mounted in front of a shield, reminding him of his ancestral African heritage.
Leather clay was perfect to create a shield that looked like real leather. Her work will be in the show, Fathers, Brothers, Sons at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, September-October, 2020.
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It leaves me breathless.
She is an amazing artist.
Absolutely mesmerizing. Incorporates the great history and culture embodied in Africa.
I can feel her ancestors pride . . .