Kara Walker Cut Analysis

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In the video, I learned about Kara Walker and how much illustarting the story of black history means to her in the form of drawings. When i first saw this image it made me think that the women was surprised by something or someone and she was falling down. The image made me smile and happy thinking this was a happy women "jumping for joy". Then I discovered Kara Walker's website and the name of this artwork is named "Cut". It is called "Cut" because Kara Walker drew a silhouette of a women cutting her wrist and now the thought I initially had is ruined. Kara Walker uses lots of shapes and lines in her silhouettes. She uses cross- hatching lines to illustrate the movement of the lady's blood. This visual element allows me to realize what Kara
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