Faith Ringgold (b. 1930), The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, 1996
Faith Ringgold (b. 1930). We Came to America, from the series; "The American Collection", 1997.
Faith Ringgold (b. 1930). The Flag is Bleeding #2 (The American Collection #6), 1997.
Paintings, acrylic on canvas with painted piece border.
Ringgold's work is a great example of the ability to exude a spectrum of emotions and scenes and elicit a variety of reactions from the viewer while using the same medium. Her works are conversation-starters, change-makers, and their impact is still being felt today, as our modern society grapples with the same historically-rooted sociopolitical and cultural afflictions. She was and is a pioneer of her time, and is still utilizing her platform and influence to bring about change today, at age 88 ("Faith Ringgold"). May her work continue to inspire artists and activists alike.