One Nation, Under Reconstruction

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One Nation, Under Reconstruction

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Featured in the NAAM exhibit You’re Not From Around Here, Are You?

This collage on birch board considers the gap between the Northwest’s reputation as a “progressive” region, and its ongoing racial disparities in education, housing and other spaces.

A reproduced cover of sheet music from the American post-Civil War era frames a smaller collage on paper. The sheet music’s title alludes to a smoothing-over of wartime conflict, enlarged to rest on a birch board foundation, However, the reproduction has been sectioned and then pieced together in deliberately-misaligned sections. The smaller collage presents a vintage illustration of enslaved people and their guards, layered over a present-day image of a Confederate monument in southwest Washington state.

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