Title

Servant [Sculpture]

Presenting Author Name/s

Jazlin Washington

Faculty Advisor

Greta Pratt

Presentation Type

Artwork

Disciplines

Art and Design | Photography

Description/Abstract

Artist Statement

Servant

My ambition is to show the narrative of marginalized people. I want to diverge from the expected version and show themes of persistence and existence. I want to comment on the ongoing struggle of freedom that stems from slavery, Jim Crow, and a system built on inequality. I want to capture the essence that emerges amidst struggle and show that even through it all we belong. I am inspired by the photographical works of Carrie Mae Weems, Hank Willis Thomas, and Lorna Simpson. This series reflects the perseverance of African Americans throughout black history in America. Each photo was taken at a different plantation in Virginia. The contrast of the modern clothing and antebellum architecture shows the parallel of where history was and where it is now. We overcame, and we will not stop.

Session Title

Art Exhibit

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Art Gallery

Start Date

2-2-2019 8:00 AM

End Date

2-2-2019 12:30 PM

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Servant [Sculpture]

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Art Gallery

Artist Statement

Servant

My ambition is to show the narrative of marginalized people. I want to diverge from the expected version and show themes of persistence and existence. I want to comment on the ongoing struggle of freedom that stems from slavery, Jim Crow, and a system built on inequality. I want to capture the essence that emerges amidst struggle and show that even through it all we belong. I am inspired by the photographical works of Carrie Mae Weems, Hank Willis Thomas, and Lorna Simpson. This series reflects the perseverance of African Americans throughout black history in America. Each photo was taken at a different plantation in Virginia. The contrast of the modern clothing and antebellum architecture shows the parallel of where history was and where it is now. We overcame, and we will not stop.