Kara Walker

Kara is a contemporary African-American artist who explores race, gender, sexuality, violence and identity in her work. Her work generally consists of room size tableaux of black cut paper silhouettes and they are really big. I really enjoy her use of silhouettes I think that its a very powerful way to get your message across by being simplistic. For being paper cut she really goes into a lot of detail with all the smooth edges they seem to have been made on the computer. The first picture has to be my favorite because it reminds me of something straight off of a Tim Burton movie. She uses a lot of symbolism and small objects in big pictures to really get her message across. The walls at the gallery are filled with these sorts of images. It is worth looking at more of her artwork.