February has come and gone!
I am starting a new project, faces, three photos of famous African-American woman superimposed with my own. These images were created long ago when I was at university, studying ( of all things) conceptual information arts! We used computer arts- sound, visual and film, to explore how we could bring art to technology. At the time, in 1997, this was really progressive!
I made a self portrait using three African-American women, Shirley Chisholm (a political activist from the 1960's), Mae C. Jemison (the first African-American woman astronaut) and Billie Holliday (singer). I was interested in exploring identity, mainly my own because I was mixed.
I began painting these images and started a vlog to document my technique with all of you on Instagram #odarleyart