Projects > In the Middle (2005)

Michael Dixon self-portrait, racial identity, bi-racial art
SOLD - Erin Isn't Black or White, She is Just Erin
Oil on canvas


Racial identity is complicated. We have our perceived identity (how others view us), and our self identity (how we see ourselves). For many people these two identities line up, and they fit nicely into the racial categories of American society. As someone who is in the middle of racial categories, my two identities are at odds with one another. These paintings are about this "in-between" space.