Self portrait of a Black Woman

Each of these images were created using a printmaking technique known as "stone lithography."

I used experimental ways of drawing onto the stone. I used materials such of printer toner, Jet Dry dishwasher rinse aid, and reticulation of tusche washes as drawing tools.

Each portrait is of the same woman (me), drawn using different ways to draw in lithography. The series is in black and white to emphasize the constant in our society of no matter what angle a person sees me, their first impression of me (and what I will be initially judged by) is influenced by the color of my skin. And while our society is in constant flux, some things seems to be stuck in time.

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