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In her piece, "Convergence," Cyrus focuses on the identity of cultural displacement. The artist states: "Being an amalgamation of different cultural aspects, but still lacking connections to heritage, and people, removes you from your own community."

This series addresses the difficulty of first-generation immigrants trying to balance their traditional culture with American culture. The artist's process involves combining old family photos from her parents’ home, St. Vincent and the Grenadines islands, with photos of her new life starting in Brooklyn, New York. By overlapping these photos to different degrees, she conveys the level of integration that her siblings, cousins, and herself have experienced.

Details

  • Title: Convergence
  • Creator: Zoraye Cyrus
  • Date Created: 2020
  • Location Created: Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 55 x 79 in.
  • Rights: Copyright held by the artist
  • Medium: Mixed Media on Paper
  • Exhibition: Women in the Arts: Celebrating the Genius of Women

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