Rachel E. Thomas

Rachel E Thomas- Sexual Revolution

For my series of collages named Vintage Decadence, my main objectives were to focus on vintage images of Black women combined with a variety of vintage advertisements. This series simultaneously celebrates Black womanhood while also highlighting the major movements and struggles that have been prevalent in American culture for many years. Such as: overindulgence, greed, vanity, social acceptance, women’s rights, and colorism within the Black community. In this series, each collage has a distinct theme and name. This evokes an array of responses. With these blatant messages, I encourage the viewer to recognize this work as both tongue-in-cheek and my approach to dissecting issues that still plague our society to this very day.