Kalinda Nelson-Boyd, c-print photograph & oil paint on canvas, 2015
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This study is derived and inspired from my educational trip to New York, United States in July 2015. Having being influenced by the culture, the art and the (assumed) local people, I was very intrigued by the associations of the stigma that the U.S. has with racism and my present observations of multi-cultural diversity and identity. I stress this series is not to rid or ignore the significance of racial identity and it’s history, nationally and globally. Skin tone, saturation and colour is to play on the contemporary politics of race and culture and has the intent to enrichen the importance of intersectional inclusivity, and the respect and empowerment of diversity.