Artist of the Day- Toyin Odutola (click on image to view more)

Toyin Odutola’s drawings question physical and sociopolitical identities as they pertain to skin color. She works in pastel, pencil and charcoal. Many of these pieces are large while others, done in ballpoint pen are like…9”x12”. She likes the idea that black is not black is not black…how we think we see a color but then in reference to other ‘blacks’ we realize they are not what we thought. She was born in Nigeria but grew up in conservative Alabama. None the less…she carries her roots with her.