Genius: Kara Walker

Her work is controversial, yet I LOVE the simplicity of her notorious use of the silhouette and the powerful subtlety of her message(s).

Walker’s masterpieces remind me of photography. Perhaps it’s in the seemingly excruciating detail of each figure. Or is it the documentary and illuminating/truth-telling nature of each horrific scene?

Here’s a brief interview with Kara Walker on PBS’ art:21.

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