Through The Looking Glass

Rosales & Hodge

Through the Looking Glass was birthed from the notion of introspective cultural perception: How does our perspective and limited societal exposure affect our engagement with cultures that we don’t recognize as our own? Are our educational conduits to such cultures reliable? And at what point do we question our own responsibility towards how we perceive and pursue these inquiries? In the spirit of a social experiment, with our work we’ve created mirrors to engage just such an internal conversation. Along with these powerful images, we are pairing negative words and positive words associated with the subject. Our goal is to have our audience ask themselves “Which words do I most respond to when thinking about this culture and why”? And if they lean more towards the negative words, the next question would be “How can I begin to associate this culture more with the positive words? What’s the internal work I need to do”? We proudly present “Through The Looking Glass”. Rosales & Hodge

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 4"
  • Medium: Oil, mixed media
  • Width: 15' 4.5"
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 7' 4.5"