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Mind In Bloom

Christian Ybarra

2017
Oil on Canvas
20" x 30"
$ 950
Mind in Bloom details the day to day anxiety that comes with being a large black individual such as myself. I'll always inherently be looked at as a threat before proven otherwise.
I finished this piece the day of the Philando Castille verdict and it still stings like a fresh wound to this day. I wanted to showcase the other sides of black masculinity that don't often get showcased like tenderness, vulnerability, and the ability to carry this weight on a day to day basis and still decide to get out of bed and face the world.