Kara Walker, born 1969 in California, lives and works in Rhode Island. Kara Walker has seized the traditional colonial silhouette - usually a small-scale memento - and turned it on its head, showing another side of America to deliver a biting, satirical comment on racist representations with art that´s cut to heighten perceptions. By depicting graphic and violent scenes with beauty of line and abstract simplicity, Walker grants the viewer enough of a remove to digest her provocative, potent material.
Pastoral 1998 From Wall Works Wall painting in black; size 183 cm (6") tall. Limited to 15 installations, with a signed and numbered certificate.
Walker says: »This piece (Pastoral) is a departure from the bulk of my work which is situated in a fictionalized version of the Antebellum South, which is the hub where profane racial mythologies shake hands with the mundane reality of day to day existence in a racially divided culture. This is a quiet little contemplative piece in which a Negress of Renown dons sheep´s clothing, or is dry humped by its filthy little self.«