Black is Beautiful
Linocut print on Japanese Kochi Mashi paper.
In addition to her fight for equal rights for women, Maayke feels involved in the theme of “Black Lives Matter”. Inequality that arises from any form of discrimination should be discussed and combated, according to Maayke. This is also the case in her artworks.
This artwork is inspired by a picture of Kwame Brathwaite. The model was first hand-cut in linoleum and then handprinted in black ink on handmade Japanese Kochi Mashi paper. Texts about the discussion around “Black lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter” accompany the image. The texts and lines printed in red, combined with the black printing ink, make this again a recognizable work by Maayke. The pencil drawings are added by hand. A work that strongly reflects the events of 2020 around racial discrimination, both in America and abroad.