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Breaking The Mold

John Chisem III

These paintings represent the journey of black women breaking the mold and stereotypes of a society that they have faced for generations. This series is intended to represent how society has visualized black women for centuries and has put them in a metaphorical bubble or in this case stone. These paintings show a progression of a young woman going through her life and breaking free of these notions and becoming a truly independent woman. I wanted to show that not only black women, but all women can break free from these notions and become strong, independent, and successful people.

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