Puffs of Innocence

Puffs of Innocence

Artist: Dellis Frank

Title: Puffs of Innocence

Attribution: Puffs of Innocence, 2017, Dellis Frank

Year: 2017

Materials: Acrylic, yarn

Dimensions: 16" x 20"

Image Statement: The innocent look of a child, of a Black child, speaks to us deeply. We see the potential and sometimes the heartache that is her future. But we start them out loving who they are, loving the fullness of their hair, and the blackness of their skin. But we have to do everything in our power to counter what she will be bombarded with every day through the media. She will pass that “baby doll test” because she will love who she is. She will know she is beautiful, smart and strong. It all begins with that puff of innocence.