OMBRE PORTRAIT #4 & #5
Jacquard weaving with two shafts, cotton threads, wooden frames.
The artworks Ombre Portrait #4 and #5 (Shadow Portraits #4 and #5) are two pieces that use archival family images from my parents' generation in Haiti. Reflecting on the concepts of cultural identity and memory, the darkness of these intensely opaque bodies resembles an abyss. These immense voids do not serve to erase their identities but rather to represent the vastness of stories and the numerous layers of memories.