Description: This 11” fabric and foam head is part of a series of sculptures by JUNNY®️ that explore the themes of race, gender, and identity. The head is made from African textile, upcycled wooden beads, and graffiti symbols. The poem "Seen Yet Unseen" is written on a piece of varnished wood from a tree at Bard College at Simon's Rock.
Seen Yet Unseen
It’s hard to explain this feeling of elation
As a WOC creative, the constant search for opportunities.
Each one tirelessly sought out
Every meager acknowledgement gratefully embraced.
Yet it feels like you see me but you don’t see me
I exist but somehow, I don’t’
How can you see me but not see me?
About the artist:
JUNNY®️ is a multi-hyphenate artist who works in textiles, fiber, and writing. She is known for her fabric and foam heads, which she uses to explore themes of race, gender, and identity. Her work often incorporates repurposed textiles from her work as a fashion designer, as well as materials such as cowrie shells and beading. JUNNY also writes poems and other written works that accompany her art, inviting her audience to journey with her through her exploration of various art forms, textile repurposing, and race, community, culture, and identity.