"Cut" (1998)

"Cut," 1998
Cut paper and adhesive on wall, 7 feet 4 inches x 4 feet 6 inches
Collection of Donna and Cargill MacMillan
Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

"I always think about this work, this history, in terms of the body. And in terms of this act of excavating that’s been such a current and recurring theme, particularly in the histories of feminist artists, feminist writers, African-American people of color, investigating and eviscerating this body of collective experience...sometimes to the point of leaving nothing intact. I entered into this project, this idea of being a black woman artist, from the perspective of a person who has been presented with a pre-dissected body to work from. A pre-dissected body of information."

- Kara Walker