Gesso April Cover Artist Shakayla Clark
My name is Shakayla Clark. I am a student at McKendree University currently working on my B.A. in Art. These artworks are mixed medias that use both graphite and paint. I use the black and white values as skin tones for people of color along with either vivid or muted colors of the paint as a commentary on my personal issues with color blindness. I feel that you can only truly understand someone when you see their color and can respect it. In short, if you don’t see the color you don’t see the struggle and you don’t comprehend the beauty.