Kara Walker, whose work borrows from the American 19th-century vernacular of silhouettes, is undoubtedly one of the most influential artists working today.  Her art, which addresses traditional ideas about sex, gender, African-American identity, slavery and myths of American antebellum grace is worth checking out.  Linked above is a great interview with the artist.  
Jan 18, 2012 / 218 notes

Kara Walker, whose work borrows from the American 19th-century vernacular of silhouettes, is undoubtedly one of the most influential artists working today.  Her art, which addresses traditional ideas about sex, gender, African-American identity, slavery and myths of American antebellum grace is worth checking out.  Linked above is a great interview with the artist.  

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    LOVE her
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    me too
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