She strokes her taut belly in a room with no windows
and it’s in that place I imagine the holy spirit is perched,
not dove this time but nightingale."
[Bryana Joy, from "Nightingale,"
the November 2020 Puzzle Pieces poem]
About This Listing
This listing is for a luxurious fine art print featuring an original painting by Bryana Joy. The artwork is printed on 300gsm archival quality watercolor paper measuring 8.5 x 8.5 inches. Each print is individually hand-tipped with a coppery golden iridescent ink and comes with a copy of Bryana Joy's poem, "Nightingale," signed and printed on handmade artisan paper. Please allow 2-4 business days for this item to ship. Shipping is free within the United States. International shipping options are available for Canada and the UK.
The more I study history, the more I adore Black women. As a group, they have carried the weight of heinous wrongs, and have faced the world's great darkness with astonishing courage. This painting seeks to honor that courage and to postulate that the stories that get hushed up in their time will be told loudly in eternity, and the people we didn’t treat as very important will be guests of honor. Also, it's about the way God is present with our sadness, like the little birds that make songs through the night.
© 2020 Bryana Joy
The artist retains all copyrights.