"You Don't Look..."
"YOU DON'T LOOK...YOU LOOK..." (A MEMOIR)
6 collages on paper
22" x 30" each
A series of collages that includes stamp-size photographs of my maternal grandmother, my mother, my daughter and myself. Interspersed with the portraits are small scale copies of drawings, like time-lapse stills, of an Amaryllis flower at different stages of its life cycle, color chips from a cosmetics chart for various skin tones, and words defining/misidentifying identity based on appearance, race, ethnicity, and nationality.
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