Nannette Y. Harris-Jones

From Collective Memory: Art & Activism Archive
Jump to: navigation, search

In 2006, God gave me a vision in a dream to paint people blue. Initially I wonder why but now I understand and that vision is the foundation of my work today. Blue is the color of our universe, the sea, the sky, and the heavens. It is also associated with depth and stability. Blue symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, knowledge, and power; imagine a world of people embodying these attributes and principles, a world of peace and unity.

Inspired by this vision of peace and unity, “Blue People” were created. I began using vivid colors, cubism, geometric shapes, dots, recycled paint and texture to create “Blue People”. The combination and complexities of these mediums reflects the complexities embodied in us as a people. I enjoy watching my characters come alive with blue skin; the blue skin symbolizing the positive attributes that unites and make us “special people”.

Some people believe blue is the color of our blood before oxygen. Whether this statement is the truth or a misconception, blue, for me, is a color which represents LIFE. My life, my art and my creations came alive with the realization that “blue” life was consistently flowing through my body. I became at peace with my purpose and united with a focus to create art symbolic of this new found peace and unity. Canvas and a paintbrush to me are like a notebook and pen to a writer. This is how I can express myself from the within. I believe we are all people of color and the color is Blue.

If you enjoy creations that are “Environmentally (Green) Conscious” (recycled paint) and spiritually inspired, I know you will be at peace and unite with my art. Enjoy your investment of time with Blue People. Enjoy life in the BLUE. ENJOY BLUE PEOPLE BY A GREEN PAINTER.

Artist Statement

My inspiration is thru a vision I had in a dream. A vision to paint “Blue people” using primary colors for the hair and clothes and Metallic for all accessories, jewelry, etc. All people have blue blood before oxygen. Blue is our universe. The sea and sky which surround us. All of us are blue in the beginning of life. I enjoy experimenting with a vivid palette which is a reflection of who I am. I love color, cubism, and Texture combines. Believing that black can be positive when colors are combines, the black radiates. Colors and music gives you life and will move you in some kind of way. Inspired by a dream in 2006. Blue is the color of the sky and we all know the sky’s the limit! Blue is associated with trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue is also associated with tranquility and calmness. Blue is positive. Blue is the color of blood before oxygenation, Red is the color of blood after oxygenation, yellow is for the aura and energy of life. Enjoy my artwork and “Blue People”––there’s more to come!!!

Exhibited Work

The Power of Angela Davis Nannette Y. Harris-Jones

In 2006, God gave me a vision in a dream to paint people blue. Initially I wonder why but now I understand and that vision is the foundation of my work today. Blue is the color of our universe, the sea, the sky, and the heavens. It is also associated with depth and stability. Blue symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, knowledge, and power; imagine a world of people embodying these attributes and principles, a world of peace and unity.

Inspired by this vision of peace and unity, “Blue People” were created. I began using vivid colors, cubism, geometric shapes, dots, recycled paint and texture to create “Blue People”. The combination and complexities of these mediums reflects the complexities embodied in us as a people. I enjoy watching my characters come alive with blue skin; the blue skin symbolizing the positive attributes that unites and make us “special people”.

Some people believe blue is the color of our blood before oxygen. Whether this statement is the truth or a misconception, blue, for me, is a color which represents LIFE. My life, my art and my creations came alive with the realization that “blue” life was consistently flowing through my body. I became at peace with my purpose and united with a focus to create art symbolic of this new found peace and unity. Canvas and a paintbrush to me are like a notebook and pen to a writer. This is how I can express myself from the within. I believe we are all people of color and the color is Blue.

If you enjoy creations that are “Environmentally (Green) Conscious” (recycled paint) and spiritually inspired, I know you will be at peace and unite with my art. Enjoy your investment of time with Blue People. Enjoy life in the BLUE. ENJOY BLUE PEOPLE BY A GREEN PAINTER.

Artist Statement My inspiration is thru a vision I had in a dream. A vision to paint “Blue people” using primary colors for the hair and clothes and Metallic for all accessories, jewelry, etc. All people have blue blood before oxygen. Blue is our universe. The sea and sky which surround us. All of us are blue in the beginning of life. I enjoy experimenting with a vivid palette which is a reflection of who I am. I love color, cubism, and Texture combines. Believing that black can be positive when colors are combines, the black radiates. Colors and music gives you life and will move you in some kind of way. Inspired by a dream in 2006. Blue is the color of the sky and we all know the sky’s the limit! Blue is associated with trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue is also associated with tranquility and calmness. Blue is positive. Blue is the color of blood before oxygenation, Red is the color of blood after oxygenation, yellow is for the aura and energy of life. Enjoy my artwork and “Blue People”––there’s more to come!!!

The Power of Angela Davis

2012
Oil paint/recycled paint
24”x36”

Cab Calloway

2014
Oil and acrylic paint
30”x40”

Ella Fitzgerald

2014
Oil and acrylic paint
18” x 36”

About this Article

This article was originally created as part of SOMArts Cultural Center's Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces. To learn how to add or edit content please visit the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism's online History Collection Lab.

Sources