Self-Portrait (Required Reading)

Self Portrait (Required Reading) is an exploration of a self-portrait imagined in a context removed from the reality in which I exist. This work reflects, through the use of pages from The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, print, and silicone, a knowledge and self-understanding absent in my own reality. The facetious titling suggests a disconnect between the existing canon and the place of marginalized people in relation to it.

 

Self-Portrait (Required Reading), Wood, Silicone, Etching and Relief on Paper, 2016

 

Self-Portrait (Required Reading), Wood, Silicone, Etching and Relief on Paper, 2016

 

Self-Portrait (Required Reading), Wood, Silicone, Etching and Relief on Paper, 2016

 

Self-Portrait (Required Reading), Wood, Silicone, Etching and Relief on Paper, 2016

 

Self-Portrait (Required Reading), Wood, Silicone, Etching and Relief on Paper, 2016

 

Self-Portrait (Required Reading), Wood, Silicone, Etching and Relief on Paper, 2016

 

Self-Portrait (Required Reading), Wood, Silicone, Etching and Relief on Paper, 2016