"For the past decade, I have worked as a public health researcher analyzing health data in search of patterns of death and disease and then attempting to put these findings into context, piecing together a story of the lives of individuals and communities, how they live and how they die. In my artwork, context, specifically 'story', is essential. I care deeply about the history of our present day dilemmas of racial, economic and social inequity. What are the roots? What is the cause? Where are the injuries? Who are the injured? Who are the injurers? And most importantly is there a cure? I use the mediums of painting and collage undergirded by rigorous historical and epidemiological research to help me interrogate these questions. In my current work, I am tackling gentrification, specifically from my personal vantage - a women of color and Harlem native, displaced. Gentrification fascinates and frightens me. I’m fascinated by the subtly of it all - a new market here, some new trees there, a new luxury condo springing up overnight, lots of new faces. And frightened by the deliberateness of it all - a public-private apparatus building a whole new neighborhood around you, without you and not entirely for you." -- Christa David.
Revelation Rising will be a statement in any room. Christa David's mixed-media collage has been reproduced by Breastfeeding Art as a matte, museum-quality poster, printed on durable, archival paper.
The original collage is available for purchase on the Artist's own website, here.