Kelsey L. Arrington
Digital Collage Work
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Pick Me Apart Like Cotton Flowers
Kelsey L. Arrington Pick Me Apart Like Cotton FlowersI can't wear a cotton shirt without thinking of slavery. Sometimes I imagine walking through cotton fields with an Enslaver or his son... their hands on the small of my back...or perhaps around my throat......
Kelsey L. Arrington Strange FruitStrange Fruit explores the nexus of American society’s sexualization and demonization of black women. In a series of digital, photographic collages, Arrington invites the viewer to partake in the voyeuristic pleasure of watching black...
Not for Consumption
Kelsey L. Arrington Not for ConsumptionBlack women in America are pressured to assimilate to a society that both lusts for and plots against their bodies. This series of photographs explores the duality of sexualization and violence Black women experience daily. ...
Kelsey L. Arrington Ceremonial
Kelsey L. Arrington RitualIn the Yoruba tradition, Oshun is recognized as the goddess of love and sweet waters; a bringer of prosperity and success. I honor the beauty, grace and divinity of the goddess Oshun with this series. Kelsey Arrington Ode to Oshun 2019Kelsey...
Kelsey L. Arrington PalettetextKelsey Arrington Palette No. 1 2019Kelsey Arrington Palette No. 2 2019Kelsey Arrington Palette No. 32019
Kelsey L. Arrington Constructing CultureConstructing Culture, my BFA Thesis project, is the result of a year long research project on the the Maasai tribe, a semi-nomadic pastoral people whose land stretches across Kenya and northern Tanzania. Set and costume design,...