Friday, October 25, 2013

Top portrait "Lucas", a little better, not quite done! Below that, new addition to the portraits "Elena", needs improvement.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

“In mainstream American society and culture, whiteness remains an ever-present and unexamined state of mind and body, a powerful norm so pervasive that it is rarely acknowledged or even named,” says curator Maurice Berger.  
I wonder if i could examine whiteness within Hispanic culture...
or i could say this:

In a series of portraits I will make an analysis of Latino Americans as a multiracial race.  I would like to make visible and thus available the examination and discussion of skin color or race.  Hispanics do not fit into a mold or a stereotype.  In looking at the children of my neighborhood, including my own, in Arlington MA I encounter other Hispanic families with children that do not fit a stereotype.  I believe our diversity is the marvel of the world and represents one of our greatest strengths as a nation.  I cant help but to wonder what, if any, prejudice will these children experience in their future in a country where by 2020 it is estimated that 1 out of every 4 children will be Hispanic or of Hispanic decent.

Thinking.... I want to complete 20.

Friday, October 4, 2013

first layer on portraits... possible direction topic: Race. As a Hispanic American skin color, in the US and Latin American countries, separates social status. Looking at the generation of my child and what the future may be for him as a first generation US born Latino, the question provoked, Will his lightness as a Hispanic affect his future or not? Other children in my community whom are darker, Will their skin color affect how they are portrayed by society?

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