Explore Black Love with Art by Carman Jones

My work is always inspired by a personal experience or the experiences of those around me. As a Detroit native raised on the west side of Detroit, I noticed that there were a lot of issues that divided people in my community without any focus on the matters that unite us. I create work that reflects the good times and positive self-imagery that should be noticed and/or celebrated within my community and have noticed that it brings a sense of unity and comradery that I felt was missing. Most of my pieces consist of women figures and feminism as this directly reflects my life and how I see myself and the women around me. Other works focus on my perspective of black love, positive role models in the black community, and sometimes political stances. My goal was not to give my community a voice, but show them what that voice looks like; what all of our voices look like collectively.

Carman Jones