A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: "Giant Woman"
Art Direction: Kevin Dart
Design: Sam Bosma
Paint: Elle Michalka, Jasmin Lai
I have long admired Deborah Jack’s work, which is often a series of lyrical portraits that evoke memory, resistance, loss, migration and hope. In her photographs Jack skillfully constructs and deconstructs what viewers think we know, what at first seems obvious, to show us a hidden world of repressed memories. Her photographs are essentially her struggle to understand self and country, place and belonging. They are works that seek to both show and tell about the missing half of the story, the story renowned poet Lorna Goodison insists must be told.
In many ways Jack’s life — and work — parallels the history of the Caribbean. Born in Rotterdam, Holland, to parents who claim ancestry from many parts of the Caribbean, she is the product of migration. Indeed, it is precisely her memories of her island home of St. Martin, real and imagined, which give the island its central importance in her works. (keep reading via huffington)