Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. The Black History Month 2021 theme, “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity,” explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States.
Image Conscious recognizes the achievements of many Black artists in our community; in this Spotlight, we are highlighting Salaam Muhammad. As a teenager, this Missouri based artist discovered through his spirituality the power of art. Just like music, his art has universal appeal. Themes of love, connection, and unity resonate with everyone. With his art, he makes people feel emotions they may have forgotten. By the time he was a young man in his early 20s, he was traveling the country, attending venues and shows. His oil canvas and mixed media paintings speak vibrantly to everyone who comes across them. He can shift styles from photorealistic to cartoon illustrations. In Crown Me Lord – Woman, the artist renders his interpretation of Isiah 62:3 – You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
Find Salaam Muhammad’s artwork and all of our Black voices in our Ethnic art section.