We Go Bump in the Night
We Go Bump in the Night
Head in Clouds
Head in Clouds
Natural Beings #1
Natural Beings #1
Natural Beings #2
Natural Beings #2
Repetition/ Trip
Repetition/ Trip
We the People
We the People
Diamond Made
Diamond Made
Cream
Cream
We the People #2
We the People #2
Spring Bliss
Spring Bliss
Inexplicable Phenomenon
Inexplicable Phenomenon
Brothas N Sistas Toy
Brothas N Sistas Toy
Floral Guy
Floral Guy
Floral Girl
Floral Girl
Space Girl
Space Girl
Black Army Collectibles
Black Army Collectibles
Gangsta Lean
Gangsta Lean
Blipster
Blipster
Lil' Red
Lil' Red
Houngan
Houngan
Mambo
Mambo
Utterance/ Exclamation
Utterance/ Exclamation
The Lover
The Lover
Braided Goddess
Braided Goddess
For the Fallen
For the Fallen
We Go Bump in the Night
We Go Bump in the Night
Head in Clouds
Head in Clouds
Natural Beings #1
Natural Beings #1Arielle Wilkins2016)Acrylic on Wood
Natural Beings #2
Natural Beings #2
Repetition/ Trip
Repetition/ Trip This kaleidoscopic image dissects duality and the thin transparency between who we are and who we can be within the confines of a fishbowl world. The abstract imagery exists within an infinite space where persona, reality, wisdom, and beauty are no longer objective. Arielle's work restores the fault lines in the cluttered tale of our life. It remembers that "Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not the truth. Truth is not beauty."Arielle Wilkins(2018)
We the People
We the PeopleA dreamlike look at the marriage of resistance and pride, this imaginary frenzy of bright faces highlights the uniqueness of the black collective. Arielle's images shy away from a singular identity and encapsulate the grit, the dirt, the sparkle, the shine, the smog and the sunshine that makes all minorities so unique. It takes a deep breath and yells out, "We don't believe you 'cause we the people, are still here in the rear..."Arielle Wilkins(2017)
Diamond Made
Diamond Made
Cream
CreamArielle Wilkins(2018)
We the People #2
We the People #2Arielle Wilkins(2017)
Spring Bliss
Spring BlissArielle Wilkins(2018)
Inexplicable Phenomenon
Inexplicable PhenomenonArielle Wilkins(2018)
Brothas N Sistas Toy
Brothas N Sistas ToyArielle Wilkins(2015)
Floral Guy
Floral GuyArielle Wilkins(2016)
Floral Girl
Floral GirlArielle Wilkins(2016)
Space Girl
Space GirlArielle Wilkins(2018)
Black Army Collectibles
Black Army CollectiblesThe original army men were actually produced in metal prior to when lead toy production was stopped in 1942. For many Americans, playing with army men was almost a rite of passage. While these toys encourage a variety of creative types of play, critics accused them of advocating gun violence and militarism. This accusation led to my vision.With so much misrepresentation of the black community and the vicious cycle the justice system has created for the impoverished, we wanted to take a strong stance in a sort of silent protest. Our Army Men stand strong and proud. They carry no guns and are a tribute to a community that has come from so little to create opportunities that have led to so much.These figurines are currently in production where limited edition sets will be dispersed.
Gangsta Lean
Gangsta LeanArielle Wilkins(2014)
Blipster
BlipsterArielle Wilkins(2014)
Lil' Red
Lil' RedArielle Wilkins(2014)
Houngan
HounganArielle Wilkins(2016)
Mambo
MamboArielle Wilkins(2016)
Utterance/ Exclamation
Utterance/ ExclamationInfluenced by the vibrant colors of New York, the graffiti writers of decades past and the rhymes of A Tribe Called Quest, this surreal piece explores the vivid and highly animated personas of black culture. This painting is a metaphorical and physical EXCLAMATION; a command that cuts sharply against the narratives of false gods and excites on arrival. Arielle Wilkins(2018)
The Lover
The LoverArielle Wilkins(2017)
Braided Goddess
Braided GoddessArielle Wilkins(2017)
For the Fallen
For the FallenArielle Wilkins(2014)
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