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Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit

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...

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Not for Consumption

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. ...

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Ritual

Ritual

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...

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Constructing Culture

Constructing Culture

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,...

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