Thursday, October 4, 2012

Inspirer: Kara Walker

Kara Walker is my newest inspiration. At first glance, her work would seem simple, or perhaps even playful. But with close examination, the viewer can find that her work really is complex, emotional and deeply disturbing.

Sex and violence and racism are all portrayed shamelessly in her massive cut paper murals, through nothing more than silhouettes.

Her eye for shapes is admirable and I hope to convey as much feeling as she does in my next project. In the project I have to do a black and white scene using only silhouettes just as Walker creates. Her inspiration was really something to me, so I thought I would share.

Here is an interesting interview:

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