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When we Were Kings" African Art by Salkis Re

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SO I had to do my interpretation of the recent H&M advertising that is taking the internet by storm with the controversial "Green Hoodie" that a young African boy wore. The hoodie said, "Best Monkey in the Jungle"
Welp, I wanted to spin it by using my gift of artistry nd what I thought was a more uplifting, meaningful message.
I created a poem to accompany the sentiment

"When We Were Kings"
Written by Salkis Re

My mother said that if we went there,
we would make a lot of money.
She said I shouldn't be upset
cause we'll get paid
if she allows them to call me a Monkey.
I wasn't sure,
but what could I do?
Since mom insisted the shirt was just fine.
So I sucked in my pride
and did what they said
so that I could finish in time.
But I was a little down, and to cheer me up,
my mother took me for ice cream.
And when we got home,
she talked on the phone
about how she's so proud of me.
But I was a little hurt
that I had to wear that shirt,
when the white boy was
the "Expert" on the scene.
I went and watched T.V.
to distract myself
from of all my unsettling gnaws.
And then I saw him, right there on T.V, ,
I was excited by how confident he was.
And everywhere he went
Ali had them compelled to chant
about how great of a man he actually was.
He talked to the kids
that looked just like me
and told them how they could be so much more.
And this was right on time
cause I need the hear
that I could be more than how they made me feel
and that black boys from everywhere should know
that we are sons that come from KINGS!

"Mistress of Words"
~ Salkis Re
Art by Salkis Re

PAINTING: "When We Were Kings"

Material: Wood Plaque

Medium: Acrylic and Watercolor
Size: 18"by 24" and
Matte Mounting included

Satin varnished UV coating
SO I had to do my interpretation of the recent H&M advertising that is taking the internet by storm with the controversial "Green Hoodie" that a young African boy wore. The hoodie said, "Best Monkey in the Jungle"
Welp, I wanted to spin it by using my gift of artistry nd what I thought was a more uplifting, meaningful message.
I created a poem to accompany the sentiment

"When We Were Kings"
Written by Salkis Re

My mother said that if we went there,
we would make a lot of money.
She said I shouldn't be upset
cause we'll get paid
if she allows them to call me a Monkey.
I wasn't sure,
but what could I do?
Since mom insisted the shirt was just fine.
So I sucked in my pride
and did what they said
so that I could finish in time.
But I was a little down, and to cheer me up,
my mother took me for ice cream.
And when we got home,
she talked on the phone
about how she's so proud of me.
But I was a little hurt
that I had to wear that shirt,
when the white boy was
the "Expert" on the scene.
I went and watched T.V.
to distract myself
from of all my unsettling gnaws.
And then I saw him, right there on T.V, ,
I was excited by how confident he was.
And everywhere he went
Ali had them compelled to chant
about how great of a man he actually was.
He talked to the kids
that looked just like me
and told them how they could be so much more.
And this was right on time
cause I need the hear
that I could be more than how they made me feel
and that black boys from everywhere should know
that we are sons that come from KINGS!

"Mistress of Words"
~ Salkis Re
Art by Salkis Re

PAINTING: "When We Were Kings"

Material: Wood Plaque

Medium: Acrylic and Watercolor
Size: 18"by 24" and
Matte Mounting included

Satin varnished UV coating

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(24)
Reviewed by kapantoja

Reviewed by chevellev
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 12, 2017
Another beautiful painting! I went to get it framed and everyone was raving about the piece. We all agreed the artist is very gifted and talented.
I Want You

Reviewed by Marlana White
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 8, 2017
Im in love! I def need another. Thank you so much
What's All The Fuss About?"- African Art by Salkis Re

Reviewed by chevellev
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 26, 2017
I actually bought the painting "I'm Thinking of You" and it is gorgeous.
I Want You

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When we Were Kings" African Art by Salkis Re

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  • Handmade item
  • Height: 24 Inches
  • Width: 18 Inches
  • Materials: acrylic, watercolor, archival paper
  • Feedback: 24 reviews
  • Favorited by: 4 people
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