Monday, February 08, 2010

Strength in Subtlety

Burn by Kara Walker, 1998, Sikkema Jenkens & Co.

Kara Walker takes a close look at race in America and makes strong statements about what she sees. In this instance, her artwork is done as a silhouette and at first glance may not seem to be a harsh a look as it really is; her use of a traditional and mostly innocuous medium makes her message even stronger.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,

This is a question for the webmaster/admin here at www.blogger.com.

May I use some of the information from this blog post right above if I give a backlink back to your site?

Thanks,
Oliver

Martha said...

Oliver -

I can give you permission to quote from my words but not the links I use in the post.

Here is the MLA format for citing a blog post: http://studenthacks.org/2007/10/22/cite-blog/

In my classes I discourage blog as references in papers unless they are credible sources like a museum or university. Even though this is my blog, I would not accept it as a source in my classes.

Martha

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