"They actually shrunk the size of Africa on the map to make it fit the rest of the world." Monique Cleveland

Raleigh based artist, Monique Cleveland

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"You're trying to hold up the world. You're trying hold up yourself with all of these things you've been taught to do and you're still fighting against all of these injustices, and you're still seen differently." - Monique Cleveland

I love this painting because it says so much. I feel like conversations could lasts for hours because of this painting. It's dope and I think the concepts and thoughts which created it are amazing. 

"Many don't realize how big Africa is. That also was an injustice done in our society. They actually shrunk the size of Africa on the map to make it fit the rest of the world. They shrunk Africa. They shrunk Africa and they shrunk the relevance of it. So by me putting Africa in the center of that globe, I'm putting it back where it belongs, I'm putting it back as the focus, and recognizing how large and how powerful it is." - Monique Cleveland

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