A Subtlety Statement

Here in the New York City area we are coming off a holiday weekend with a closing of a larger-than-life, yet most controversial, public art project by Kara Walker.  The project is titled "A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby an homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant." Many have also labeled it, "The Mammy Sphinx."  My mother and I took a curious walk through the exhibit and came upon a young woman absorbing the power of Walker's work in quite a unique way. I recorded some of her thoughts.