2021, mixed media, 4.5 inches x 8 inches x 2 inches, photo by Melissa Gamez-Herrera.
“I find it essential to revisit the history of the U.S. to remind ourselves how the past informs and shapes the present… My artwork speaks about power and the consequences of colonization and assimilation. I contemplate the loss of culture and tradition and consider the reconfiguration of creating a new sense of self. In my work I explore juxtapositions of history with cultural symbols to reflect the narratives of those whose stories are left untold.”
(In “Transforming an Object to Tell Your Story” lesson plan)
Funds to help support granted in part by:
- Mass Cultural Council (MVLCC)
- Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellowship
Antiracist Resources from various sources and contributors, assembled by Lynn Ditchfield and Shari Geistfeld for MVDC Education Committee
Special thanks to A Long Talk
Antiracist resources from various sources and contributors, assembled by Lynn Ditchfield and Shari Geistfeld for MVDC Education Committee - special thanks to Dr. Thelma Hart Johnson of ASALH, A Long Talk, and Seeing White on MV offered by the Racial Justice/Human Dignity Committee of We Stand Together / Estamos Todos Juntos.