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 recombines details from 18th- and 19th Century porcelain paintings and textile designs, medieval bestiaries, Chinoiserie imagery, Javanese batik patterns, and fragments from Dutch maps into a large-scale drawing
A Series of Impositions
Ink, gouache, and silkscreen collage on paper
48" x 93"
2014

A Series of Impositions recombines details from 18th- and 19th Century porcelain paintings and textile designs, medieval bestiaries, Chinoiserie imagery, Javanese batik patterns, and fragments from Dutch maps into a large-scale drawing that explores visual residue of the colonial enterprise to seek moments of cultural cross-contamination. Arduously crafted, this drawing was executed over an 8-month period.