Artist of the Day- Michael Charles Ray (click on image to see more)

This is a quote from Michael Ray Charles… “A lot of Blacks don’t want to see images like mine; perhaps they bring up too much pain,” asserts Charles. “A lot of whites are embarrassed and feel ashamed by them.  But out of sight, out of mind doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. It happened, and I feel it has not been dealt with.” This work is hard for me to discuss. I'm not a black person. It probably wouldn't be ok for me to create this work. It wouldn't have meaning. Only a black person could be so outrageous! Yes!!!