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"A lot of my work has been about the unexpected—that kind of wanting to be the heroine and yet wanting to kill the heroine at the same time. That kind of dilemma—that push and pull—is the underlying turbulence that I bring to each of the pieces that I make."
—Kara Walker

Happy birthday today (November 26) to artist Kara Walker. Seen here is the artist at work in her New York studio in 2002, as featured in the Season 2 Stories episode from Art21’s Art in the Twenty-First Century series.

WATCH: Kara Walker in Stories [available in the U.S only] | Additional videos

IMAGES: Production stills from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 2 episode, Stories, 2003. © Art21, Inc. 2003.

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