artwork and the work of other artists.
Talk about the work of Kara Walker, how can your positive/Negative space project create a narrative?
Table top critique of negative space still life drawings
Work on planning sheet for final project
"The history of America is built on . . . inequality, this foundation of a racial inequality and a social inequality," the artist has said. "And we buy into it. I mean, whiteness is just as artificial a construct as blackness is."
The murals present Walker's pictorializations of slavery - the transport of slaves, the slave ship, Southern plantation life - as she imagines it to have been. And in these images, at once fantasy and fantastical, Walker explores the origins of racism in America today.
Some people choose to boycott the gallery shows of Kara Walker. Do you find her work offensive? Why or why not?