Influences

Influences
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Inventory
Collection Number: 
17292
Building: 
Current Location: 
Missouri Valley Room
Floor: 
5th
Object Description
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a reproduction print of a painting by Brenda Joysmith.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Plexi
Length: 
19 3/4 inches
Width: 
1 inches
Height: 
26 3/4 inches
Description: 

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. Realistic detail merges with the natural haze of the original medium and other prominent marks made to create a thoughtful, dreamy essence about this piece. Joysmith's works convey narratives about the Black experience and begin with a realistic depiction of the subject followed by impressionistic elements and vibrant colors to guide the interpretation of the work, as can be observed here.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes