Now thought of as quintessential southern food, black-eyed peas began as food for slaves, thought of as animal feed. Later in the 1960s when black farmers across the South began to form co-ops, there was a strong movement away from the foods that had been so central to survival as slaves. Black-eyed peas were one of the items rejected as the food of oppression. In more recent years black-eyed peas have been reclaimed as a symbol of survival and resilience, still a part of black culinary identity.
This original piece is made with archival acrylic paint on a raised birch wood panel. Includes title, date, and artist signature.
It measures 24" L x 18" H x 1.5" D, and arrives ready to hang, including drywall mounts.