Kara Walker’s is a self-reflexive practice, marked by outrageous articulations of representation
that push the limits of what we can look at and question how we see. Walker pushes the image’s
ability to delight and disturb, enticing the viewer with a kind of beauty while challenging that
same beauty with a history of violence and repression. Through her works, we come to reconsider
how representations of blackness are a reflection of (art) history-a fabrication informed by
fantasy, fascination, nihilism, narcissicism, and pathology.