What Can I Do?

Created by
Pippins, Andrea, American
Date
2016
Medium
digital
Title
Digital download file offered by Andrea Pippins
Description
Digital downloadable pdf file offered by Andrea Pippins, based on her original hand-drawn sketch titled "What Can I Do?" (2018.51.2). The illustration appears in black on a white background. The sketch consists of suggestions for how a person can become involved in social justice done in different types of hand-lettering surrounded by illustrations. Along the top is [equality!] , an illustration of a voting box with an arrow pointing to the slot, [serve] with a palm-up hand next to it, [Make art not war] in script. Along the left side is an illustration of a peace sign on a protest placard, [PEACE] and [ENOUGH!] in a circle, followed by [USE YOU VOICE] in large block letters, an illustration of a hand making the peace sign gesture, [freedom] in large script and [KNOW THE FACTS] in block letters within a bubble cloud. In the center is an illustration of a television with [STOP WATCHING THE NW], an illustrated power fist, a speech bubble with [what can I DO?], [protest] and a drawing a piece of paper and a pencil with [WRITE A / write a / letter to / your local / civil leaders]. At the right side is [BE EMPATHETIC], [vote] wiht an equals symbol, [BOYCOTT] in large block letters above an illustrated dollar sign, [SPEAKOUT] in a speech bubble coming from an illustrated mouth, [DESIGN POSTERS] in large bubble letters, and [SAY IT LOUD] on an illustrated protest placard. All of the illustrations are oriented horizontally except for along the right edge, which has illustrations of prayer hands, an angel wing, and a figure in meditative stance with the words [MEDITATE] and [pray] oriented vertically.
Place made
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Type
sketches
digital media - born digital
Topic
Activism
Art
Freedom
Graphic design
Health
Justice
Resistance
United States--History--2001-
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Andrea Pippins
Object number
2018.51.4
Restrictions & Rights
© Andrea Pippins
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cdc45a8a-531e-458e-a439-318d74f85b4c