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Saya Woolfalk

The Pollen Catchers Color Mixing Machine, Preparatory drawing for Murals at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum, 2015

10 1/4 × 13 1/4 in
26 × 33.7 cm
This is a unique work.
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Drawing on her own familial history, Saya Woolfalk incorporates African American, …

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Drawing on her own familial history, Saya Woolfalk incorporates African American, European American, and Japanese cultural influences, while alluding to science fiction, feminist theory, mythology, anthropology, archaeology, Eastern religion, and fashion. She re-imagines the world in multiple …

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Saya Woolfalk
Japanese-American, b. 1979
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Mythological, folkloric worlds form the basis of Saya Woolfalk’s multimedia installations, which blend science fiction, metaphysics, anthropology, and genetics to explore perceptions of the present and future. In the “No Place” series, the artist imagines a fictional, futuristic universe. Inhabited by different classes of creatures who seek to disrupt hierarchies and systems of representation, “No Place” is inspired by ethnographic theories and anthropological satire. This macrocosmic civilization reminds viewers of the diversity of our own world and the relativity of our reality. Each of Woolfalk’s installations builds on previous works and sculpts a mythology extracted from an essential truth. Her art is rooted in a playful aesthetic inspired by Roland Barthes’s Mythologies, metamorphosis in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and contemporary Afrofuturist artists such as Jacolby Satterwhite.

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About the work
Children's Museum of the Arts Benefit Auction

Work is framed.

Drawing on her own familial history, Saya Woolfalk incorporates African American, …

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Work is framed.

Drawing on her own familial history, Saya Woolfalk incorporates African American, European American, and Japanese cultural influences, while alluding to science fiction, feminist theory, mythology, anthropology, archaeology, Eastern religion, and fashion. She re-imagines the world in multiple …

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Medium
Painting
Signature
Certificate of authenticity will be provided
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Courtesy of the artist
Saya Woolfalk
Japanese-American, b. 1979
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Mythological, folkloric worlds form the basis of Saya Woolfalk’s multimedia installations, which blend science fiction, metaphysics, anthropology, and genetics to explore perceptions of the present and future. In the “No Place” series, the artist imagines a fictional, futuristic universe. Inhabited by different classes of creatures who seek to disrupt hierarchies and systems of representation, “No Place” is inspired by ethnographic theories and anthropological satire. This macrocosmic civilization reminds viewers of the diversity of our own world and the relativity of our reality. Each of Woolfalk’s installations builds on previous works and sculpts a mythology extracted from an essential truth. Her art is rooted in a playful aesthetic inspired by Roland Barthes’s Mythologies, metamorphosis in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and contemporary Afrofuturist artists such as Jacolby Satterwhite.

Saya Woolfalk

The Pollen Catchers Color Mixing Machine, Preparatory drawing for Murals at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum, 2015

10 1/4 × 13 1/4 in
26 × 33.7 cm
This is a unique work.
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