Trucks for Texas !
I created this for children, the ones in little bodies and big ones.
I was asked by G.M.C.‘s corporate office to make a statement about
’’ Black History in Texas’’.
I chose to accentuate the less acknowledged contributions made to agricultural advancements,ranching/ farming/ oil/ pioneer music and the black woman as a pioneer…and of course peace.
ON THE SIDES : I wrote lyrical sayings for the children to read
( I will insert at bottom of page) and on the back of the rear view mirrors it says:Discover your roots and and grow a bright future!
I hand constructed 5 scenes to travel on top depicting the history story lines I was invoking for thought and discussions.
Series of hand painted artworks were created then photographed then completed in Photoshop then submitted to a Dallas company to be transformed and applied to the vehicle
as an acrylic shrink wrap on body of a new G.M.C. 2006 Tahoe.
1 of 5 Texas artists , only woman and only black artist selected
to create in the ground breaking ‘’ Trucks for Texas " project.
G.M.C. was Celebrating 50 years of top sales in Houston ,Texas.
It was shown in two parades ,one for Dr.M.L.King and later that spring in The Orange Show’s “Art Car Parade” and Houston’s Auto Show. It was internationally publicized via the internet and covered by TV, radio ,newspapers and magazines.
peanuts ~ watermelons ~ sourgum ~ maze,
cotton and corn bless all our days…
seed + land + water makes 3
there is no you or me !
Cowgirls and Indians sing
Our heritage is hip !
Cowboys and Indians sing
yip pi yi ~ yip pi yip !