Kindly Get Out of My Way (no.1)
Archival digital print
Kindly Get Out of My Way no. 1, is from a collection of six archival pigment prints. The black and white background is from a found 1950s photograph of a now anonymous adolescent girl performing on stage in a tap dance competition. The collaged color section is a mandala, digitally cut and positioned as if it were a spectacular new outfit. I’m using the mandala to embody the recognition of self-acceptance and courage. I see these girls as stepping, or rather tap dancing out of a flat, black and white McCarthy-ian world and into the brilliant complexities of self-discovery.