LESLIE BERNS
"YOU DON'T LOOK...YOU LOOK..."
(A MEMOIR), I

2007/2014
collage on paper
22" x 30"


A series of collages made from stamp-size photographs including images of my maternal grandmother, my mother, my daughter and myself. Interspersed with the portraits are small scale copies of drawings, like time-lapsed stills, of an Amaryllis flower at different stages of its life cycle, color chips from a cosmetics chart of various skin tones, and words defining/misidentifying identity based on appearance, race, ethnicity, and nationality.


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