Acrylic on canvas
40” x 40”
“My most recent work addresses my highly conflicted emotions regarding the South and the complications inherent in reframing its identity. Having moved back to the South, after more than a decade away, as a mother to a young black daughter, my sensitivity to racism is much more intense and instinctive. In many ways, this part of the United States has moved far from its ugly, racist past. Yet, not in all ways and certainly not completely. Maps, mapping symbols, confederate iconography, and the rusty, red color of Georgia clay are some of the elements that make reference to landscapes in abstract form; those that vacillate between disillusionment and optimism. Among the layered and entangled mesh of personal and historical iconography and memories, I attempt to navigate out of the dark history that, especially now, wants so desperately to drag us back down.” – Jill Pope, Atlanta
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