Weighted Memory

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Title

Weighted Memory

Subject

LibArt 2023

Description

Based on a photograph from my childhood, this painting depicts my grandmother, myself, and my older brother. I am interested in figures with their backs turned to the viewer, which is one of the reasons I chose to paint this photograph. The ambiguity of the figures reflects my own complicated feelings about my identity, something that feels uncertain or unfixed. The addition of the rebar, with its length and color varying with each figure, here represents the different weights and variations of the Arab upbringing and experience.

Creator

Nada Bayazid

Date

2023

Rights

Held by creator

Format

Oil on Panel

Collection

Citation

Nada Bayazid, “Weighted Memory,” KU Libraries Exhibits, accessed May 24, 2024, https://exhibits.lib.ku.edu/items/show/8897.