Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Work of the Day: Wangechi Mutu's "My Strength Lies"

Using ink, acrylic, photo collage (PET film), contact paper and Mylar, Wangechi's manages to evoke the despair of African and Black American woman all while showing strength in the persistence of the woman atop the diseased-like figure as she pushing forward to the top. This is the primary theme in most of Wangechi's works and it has proven to work for the Kenyan-born, American educated artist. One should really Google this artist and become familiar with her works of art. This is an artist who has and will continue to make an impact and will remain a constant staple in the world of modern art.

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