🎨: “Black Seminoles” by artist Jules Arthur, 57” x 41” oil on fabric over wood panel, dear skin, cowry shells, turquoise beads, brass parts, stained wood, antique machete .
From the artist: "I would like to recognize and thank those First Nation People (Native Americans) who embraced black folk who were escaping off of plantations into the hills, swamps and forest. A union was born, maroon societies rose and cross cultures flourished under the protectorate of Native Americans. For centuries Africans and Native Americans wove unique historical existences deep into the American fabric. Their homeland. “Black Seminoles” is the powerful and beautiful union of two indigenous groups that are hereditarily connected to the wind, water, sun, plants, animals and earth." 🙌🏾✊🏾👊🏾 #blackseminoles #africandiaspora #firstnationspeople #nativeamerican #contemporyart #blackart #socialjustice #creators #unapologeticallyblack