Whiteness and Media
I want to explore whiteness in America because I see it as a missing
piece in the conversation on race. This matters because we cannot
reason about the role the white race plays in our lives until we can
collectively see that it exists. By deconstructing then weaving
ordinary materials my pieces depict the often-unseen impact whiteness
has on our everyday interactions and the ways we move through the
To be white is to see oneself as an individual, normal, universal and
not linked to race. Media, through its oversaturation of the white
image perpetuates this idea of normality, creating a landscape where
the white race remains powerful but no longer visible.
Magazines and tyveck
11' x 19½'
Illusion of Ordinary
Woven magazine images of white flesh
4' x 7'
Secrets of American History