POLYVOCAL MIXTAPE: POSITIONALITY, Black On Both Sides
In this series of works there are fifty-seven screenprints. Each one is an image of different Black African-American individual constructed by negative and positive compositions. When viewing the screenprints the images shift based on one’s physical positioning. Naturally the images are negative composites; however, when you shift yourself to where the Black reflective surface is caught by light, you will perceive an inverse of the negative composite. In addition, the reflective surface mirrors the viewer if he or she is standing in front of the surface. The viewer’s ability to view the positive image is relative to the spaces behind (surface), before (light), and between (image) the prints. Although these screenprints involve the most figures in the overall body of work, it is deliberately the least distinguished in regards to direct visibility.