Growing out the sides, Peace! ,Steering/shooting identity, Who’s in the driving seat?

  • 110 x 110 x 6 cm
  • sonia e barrett

This Is a swivel chair fragment that has grown an afro, making a visible claim to a black heritage. I realized that the foot of a swivel chair was like a car wheel and it made me think about driving or steering your own identity. It also looks like a peace sign, the same peace sign is in the Afro pick. Finally, the central part of the face has a barrel that reminded me of a gun and this got me thinking about shooting identity or which identities are more vulnerable than others. This work is a layered metaphor for finding peace with who you are and asserting your identity in the face of objectification and use.

 
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