Both artists use everything at their dispoasl to make art. Proving to all of us that art can be made out of anytihng, no matter of how much money you have to spend on supplies. This is truly inspiriing. This example is Aminah from her unwitten love letter series: evicted , 2011
Her Father taught her to make hogmawg.The button and needle work she learned from her Mother are evident in her rag paintings and RagGonNons- her word for complex works of art that can come in many forms but often include buttons, men's neckties, and other found objects.
Family storeis were very importante theme running threw her artwork Visited Africa in 1979 did she created a large body of work entitled Afrikan Pilgrimage: The Extended Family. The series reflects the anguish and loss brought by the African slave trade
during the Civil rights movement Influenced by the Harlem Renaissance 1920-1950. Harlem was an upper middle class neighborhood rich with avant-garde culture. Home to many artists and jazz musicans like Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Langston Hughes
Made in thememeory of her and her family gathering on the roof for a picnic, they would tell stories, and eat. When she was a child she used to sit on a blanket and dream of flying out over the tops of the buildings threw the city.
Sugar Hill,Harlem NY The neighborhood where Ringgold grew up.Sugar Hill, had been a hub for African Americancultural, professional, and commercial achievers in theHarlem Renaissance and thereafter.