adee roberson of the blog black pineapple has been an artist her whole life.
"when i was 8, i glued a picture of my mom to a piece of wood and covered it
with silver glitter and green rhinestones and gave it to her
as a birthday present,".. and since then not much has changed.
still using a lot of familial imagery in her work as well as found pictures of
black folks such as her personal icons toni morrison and grace jones,
adee's pieces create what she calls "a positive space for blackness."
"as black folks we are portrayed in a very limited and insulting way
in the american media. i want to create art that exists outside of these
boundaries and to commemorate the rich & colorful histories and cultures.
my art is a reflection of my intention to witness simple beauty around me."
dedicated to all of the freethinkers, magicians, historians, healers,
teachers and visionaries, adee robinson's artwork can be found on her blog
as well as a variety of venues, such as the the national queer arts festival
this june/july 2011 in san francisco.