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Rosetta Nesbitt
South Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2015

I juxtapose the female form with various found objects such as hair, feathers and natural plant materials to create images that serve as metaphors for my culture.
Southern Agriculture and its historical impact on the lives of black women influence much of my work. Being the daughter of a southern sharecropper, I have a deep appreciation for nature and share its intricate beauty in my images.
A mixture of mediums is used in various images, with printmaking being my primary focus. The viscosity of ink allows me to manipulate various colors to create moods.
As a studio artist, my desire is to create art with a visual language that conveys my concerns for social, political and economic issues that impact the lives of African American women.

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