Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"Burning African Village Play Set with Big House and Lynching" by Kara Walker

Kara Walker is an American artist (born 1969) known for her panoramic murals composed of cut paper silhouettes that intensely explores relationships based on power. In this work that is on exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, she works on painted laser-cut steel to depict the stereotypical Civil War imagery of the South - stately plantation mansion, small huts, weeping willows, shackled slaves, Confederate soldiers and Southern belles.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so tired of the poor me victim motif. It's being promoted not addressed.