"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."
"African't" by Kara Walker. The silhouette style from 19th century America displays the horrors of slavery during that time. Walker transposed this style to modern day to express the complexity and horror of this side of American history. The connections Walker drew between history and her personal identity were relevant to my theme of identity construction via the past and history. The silhouettes are meticulous, horrific and disturbing, recalling a shameful part of American history.