About Precious "Parker"

Precious "Parker"

I am interested in how marginalized identities use their supposed “limitation” as a form of liberation. I believe that living within the margin can be a very creative and imaginative space, where one can converge the various identities they hold. This doesn’t only happen outwardly but on a mental and emotional plane, where the resistance, denial and acceptance of self is under constant pressure. The tension created is where I feel this convergence happens, and where I believe individuals in the margin are constantly self-actualizing. There is alchemy that happens when you are able to create something from the very little that is given. I used portraiture as a way to explore the many dimensions of the identities and roles I hold as an individual in society. An African women, queer, dark skinned, a daughter, a nomad and so many more. I am the sum of all these parts and these parts are called to the forefront as I interrogate them. I work intuitively, allowing the process to reveal the concept, sometimes specific words, thoughts, or feelings spurs me to create.

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