you are, acrylic and aerosol on canvas, 48” x 36"

you are, acrylic and aerosol on canvas, 48” x 36"

Artist: Dare Coulter

“One of my favorite things I ever read was a post that someone online addressed to all men: ‘Romanticize yourselves. You are a king. You are a warrior. You are an enchanter. You are an angel. You are a god. You are all of these things and more, you are the stuff of fairytales.’ It is important that men hear these things about themselves, because so often they don’t.

I created this piece at a time when I felt that black men in particular needed to hear it—I wanted to reflect beauty and joy back to them ... This was the first in my series of positive imagery of people of color, which has now expanded to include children’s books, murals, and sculptures.”

Dare Coulter is an award-winning artist, muralist, and sculptor. She is the artist of three children’s books, the muralist of ACLU of NC’s #DareToDissent mural in downtown Raleigh, and she just completed painting the #CaptainOfYourFAYte mural, Fayetteville’s largest mural at 143 feet long. Dare wants a mural on every continent.Follow her on Instagram at @DareCoulter, and on the Dare Coulter page on Facebook, or visit

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