I still have to get good pictures taken of it. I added so much to this piece in the final hours. There are a lot more layers of paper involved in this piece. I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. I was going for a sort of Victorian, story-book layout with a central framed image and four smaller images in the corners, all surrounded by foliage. But when you look closer it's disturbing and sexual. The piece is my commentary on how perverse Western civilization is, and indeed, any empire.
I'm proud to participate in a group show at 58 Gallery in Jersey City, opening this Friday. Lots of great young artists, can't wait to show my newest hardcore piece! I'll post pics of the finished product after the opening, so keep you're panties on.
This summer I took part in an amazing artist residency called Emerging Indigenous Voices, a project of Maui-based non-profit Kua'aina Associates. It was a truly unique undertaking, and I think the full range of results is yet to be seen. 12 indigenous artists from around the world came together to create a mural for San Francisco State University. Beyond that, we did printmaking and discussed our cultural identities and our artwork, all through the lens of hip hop and urban culture.
One of the residents, Kewana Duncan, is a documentary film maker and he made a short documentary about our mural. Please check it out below!
Kai Margarida-Ramírez is an artist, specializing in paper cutting and embroidery. She is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is getting her MFA in Fine Arts at Parsons the New School for Design (hence her sporadic blogging since 2012).
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