T H E A L L A M E R I C A N B A N N E R S E R I E S
The All-American Banner Series is a celebratory project that explores American culture, education, and race within contemporary art. This series or group of handcrafted banners, observe the aggressive nature of the contemporary art sphere through American youth culture and sports fanaticism. While these objects pay tribute or homage to widely successful Black visual artists such as Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley, and Mickalene Thomas, they also critique the authority American culture often gives sports in education over other forms of artistic practices, and additionally question hierarchal structures that exist within the contemporary art community by addressing racial identity. As entire programs, art instructors, and art classes continue to be cut from both public and private schools within The United States, this series seeks to extend a dialogue amongst institutional and public audiences regarding these themes.