Kara Walker The Color Purple Analysis

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Kara was born in 1969 in Stockman, California on November 26.
Her father who worked as a painter and raised her, at the age of thirteen her father Larry Walker, accepted a position at Georgia State University where they relocated to Stone Mountain a suburb of Atlanta. It is here that Kara spent the rest of her childhood and later attended the Atlanta College of Art, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking in 1991. Three years later, in 1944 she received master of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design, located in Providence.
Kara knew that she wanted to be an artist when she was just three years old “One of my earliest memories involves sitting on my dad’s lap in his studio in the garage of our house and watching him
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It can include influences, ideas, materials, tools and skills.
Kara Walker has quite an unusual and unique artistic practice, she is perhaps best known for her cut out paper silhouettes. Kara employs techniques and media ranging from painting and drawing, light projection and written text, to her signature cut-paper silhouette installations, video and performances
Kara Walker describes her work as both visual and literary. Literature such as southern romance novels, historical fiction, slave narratives, and contemporary novels influence the artist's practice of storytelling, while some texts are directly referenced in her pieces. Like a novelist, Walker employs characters, setting and action to convey a story. These narratives however do not always necessarily include a clear plot line. In the artist’s words, “There is always a beginning and there’s never a conclusion.” Walker is interested in the stories we tell about ourselves, and specifically, a narrative for “African America” that engages the past, present, and future. It is these stories that influence Kara’s artistic
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