"You can't be both..."

Artist Statement

“You can’t be both…” was  part of a tormenting statement that was exchanged after explaining my ethnicity to a group of growing children.This series showcases a body of work that exposes my personal experiences of processing and understanding labels as a developing biracial individual. Such topics include ignorance within societal standards of what race can and cannot be, what is and isn’t acceptable between races, a need for belonging, self-identification, owning ones Self and the duality of an interracial upbringing.

(Ex)Accept

Oil on wood panel. 21 1⁄2 ” x 32” 2018

"Other"

Oil on wood panel. 32” x 21 1⁄2 ” 2018

© Brianna Pleasant / pleasant.bri@gmail.com