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This photo-based work raises questions about the effect of the diaspora of the African peoples – their historical dispersion across the world through slavery and colonisation – on the identity and representation of black people. Boyce is the 'English born Native' of the title. The picture developed from a desire to consider the relationship between her own 'self-image' and the one offered by a predominantly white society through the mass media.
Photographs, black and white, on paper, photocopies on paper, acrylic paint, ballpoint pen, crayon and felt-tip pen
H 125 x W 360 cm
Mixed media & collage