Limited Edition Giclee Print
32 x 24 in
Signed & Numbered on Bottom Right
Edition of 10
"Hold fast my darling, although these times feel dark, and racism is out for all to see, I want you to know there are allies here. These stories keep coming.... turned away for your hair being too ‘big’. They make up excuses, but we see it for what it is. Pure racism. Your hair should not define if you have an education. Violet, you are beautiful, you are worthy of education, you are loved." - Tracy Piper
These fictionalized portraits are pieced together to create someone we all know. It could be your neighbor, friend, sister, child, me or you… belittled, told we were less than, ostracized for our differences. In this oversaturated world where we are told who to be, how to look, what to do, these portraits are here to tell you that you can just be you. You are enough. You are worthy. You are loved.
Tracy Piper is an ex-circus performer turned figurative painter. A kaleidoscope of vibrant color; Tracy’s work tackles the changing landscapes of community and identity in the 21st century. She has shown at both SCOPE Miami and SCOPE New York, and shows all over the world. In 2017 Tracy competed on the hit TV show ‘Skin Wars: Fresh Paint’ and emerged victorious. She graduated from the Illustration program at California College of the Arts with distinction in 2012.