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Foundation purchase, Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Major Accessions
A central photographic image taken from old family photographs shows a young African-American woman. It’s combined with scattered elements taken from old photographs of the Georgia and South Carolina coastlines that have been collaged into the upper left-hand corner. Other vital images include the artist’s drawing of the same Georgia coastline seen in the photograph, footprints made by the artist walking across the printing plates, a half moon, renderings of wrought-iron designs and hand-written listings of numbers, dates and countries in Africa. All of these symbolic elements, places or times have been significant in Black history. The dominant colors are black, red, orange, and green.