Strong Characters at the Historic Cannons

Strong Characters at the Historic Cannons,  from 2013 by Ciana Pullen; Dimensions:  ×  × ; Materials: Digital Photo-Collage on ; Description: The Strong Characters series explores a White American and European fantasy of people of color as outlets for expressing that which is stifling and oppressive in Western colonialist culture, and the simultaneous fear and jealousy toward people of color who resist that fantasy. It explores common 'Sassy' 'Strong Woman' and 'Badass' tropes as white fantasies, and explores the source of desire for these fantasies in Western culture and history.<br/><br/>This collage was assembled at an historic location in Charleston, SC, now a public park and memorial to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars in a very wealthy neighborhood. The resulting diorama was digitally photographed. © Ciana Pullen 2013

Strong Characters at the Historic Cannons, by Ciana Pullen,   Digital Photo-Collage on , × × .

The Strong Characters series explores a White American and European fantasy of people of color as outlets for expressing that which is stifling and oppressive in Western colonialist culture, and the simultaneous fear and jealousy toward people of color who resist that fantasy. It explores common ‘Sassy’ ‘Strong Woman’ and ‘Badass’ tropes as white fantasies, and explores the source of desire for these fantasies in Western culture and history.

This collage was assembled at an historic location in Charleston, SC, now a public park and memorial to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars in a very wealthy neighborhood. The resulting diorama was digitally photographed.

Ciana Pullen 2013