Found B&W images, BEHR paint swatches, Ebony Magazine pages
Collage, fabric, polyester fiberfill, beads, yarn, bathing suit, human hair, acrylic, and Cantu Edge Control Gel on watercolor paper.
When I was younger, my mother often brought me to social gatherings with other adult Brazilians. People would always remark on my appearance, followed-up by the same statement:
“Ela vai dar trabalho” | “She’s gonna be trouble”
I laughed, not fully getting the joke or not realizing that there was no joke to be made in the first place.
Human hair, polymer clay, hand-stitched assorted fabrics, polyester fiberfill.
These dolls were used in organized playdates to examine how young children classify racial identity and ambiguity through narrative play.