Work on paper

The poetry of Invisibility number one

These series are inspired by Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man. The protagonist muses about Louis Armstrong’s song “What did I do to be so black and blue”. While he lives in his cellar illuminated by 1369 light bulbs he remains invisible to the world.

Note: sizes 21 cm x 30 cm mixed media on paper

The poetry of Invisibility number two

These series are inspired by Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man. The protagonist muses about Louis Armstrong’s song “What did I do to be so black and blue”. While he lives in his cellar illuminated by 1369 light bulbs he remains invisible to the world.

from Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Note: 150cm x 200cm mixed media on paper

The poetry of Invisibility number two

“Irresponsibility is part of my invisibility; any way you face it, it’s a denial. But to whom can I be responsible and why should I be when you refuse to see me.”

from Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Note: size 150cm x 200cm mixed media on paper

 © 2015 Patricia Kaersenhout

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