"Queen" Culture Portrait
Original Painting is a part of the permanent collection of The Colored Girls Museum, Philadelphia, PA!
Created for the Exhibit: “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, The Colored Girls Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Subject: Queen Hadi, 20 years old, Philadelphia resident
Culture Portraits are a signature style coined by Philadelphia artist, Keisha I Make Everything Beautiful Whatley. Blending surrealism, traditional portraiture, technology, and research, Culture Portraits invite the viewer into a visual dialogue of discovery. Depending on canvas size, desired level of storytelling and required research, Culture Portraits take anywhere from 30 to 75+ hours to complete.
This Project Overview details the background of the project, commissioning organization and describes the many symbols in the piece.