Brenda Joysmith

Influences

This print features a young Black girl seen wearing a sorority blouse and red pencil skirt. A line of presumed family and friends extends from detail in the foreground into the haze of the background. Although in close proximity to one another, each figure appears to stand alone, collaged into the young girl's memory of those who have influenced her in life. As she steps forward, breaking away from her system of influence, she looks back and considers their impact as she advances on her next journey.