Israel McCloud_PORTRAIT._by Amy C. Evans

THE PAINTER

ISRAEL McCLOUD

@israelmccloudstudio

For me, art is a mechanism for change, for identifying and for identity. For the propagation of culture, and for the preservation of heritage and identity and all those things. And you know, it is the way by which we are able to articulate our emotions and our needs and to examine things from a place or a plateau that is disconnected from the standard or the norms, if you will. I mean, because the beauty of art is its timelessness and its universality—its ability to speak to, you know, all people and to speak to humanity.

Photo © Amy C. Evans, 2020