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When Mr. Washington Sang the Blues
When Mr. Washington Sang the Blues
Mixed media on paper

"When Mr. Washington Sang the Blues" is my reflection on current events in America. The initial piece started as an exploration of collage without any conceptual forethought. As I was making the imagery and reflecting, I was thinking about how history repeats itself. I was thinking about what has happened to black bodies in America across time. I was thinking about the systemic racism that permeates the culture and institutions in America and has enabled the disenfranchisement of particular populations to perpetuate. I was thinking about how this culture gets transferred into white children, which allows the structures to continue into future generations. This is uniquely an American journey.