Twelve

Sophia, Age 18

  • Painting
  • Acrylic and oil on canvas - 12 separate canvases
  • 1828(w) 1068(h) 35(d) mm

I was interested in how black people have been depicted in western art and specifically in the colours that artists used for black skin tones. I decided to paint 12 girls at my school who all have very different tones of black skin, but who are described as black.