Feb 22, 2021
Feb 22, 2021

Was Blind, But Now I See (Granny)

Was Blind, But Now I See (Granny)

2019

D'Angelo Lovell Williams

(American, b. 1992)

Inkjet print

Image: 50.8 x 76.4 cm (20 x 30 1/16 in.); Paper: 55.6 x 81.3 cm (21 7/8 x 32 in.)

L. E. Holden Fund 2020.282

Edition: Edition of 8 +2 APs

Did you know?

D’Angelo Lovell Williams says that his pictures “are the questions, not the answers to them.”

Description

D’Angelo Lovell William’s grandmother was resuscitated after 10 minutes in cardiac arrest but was left blind and could neither talk nor walk as a result. Over the next 12 years she regained those abilities, an experience that led her to a spiritual rebirth. The gesture of her hand over the artist’s face in the image suggests her absorbing something that has been seen or lived by her grandson. Touch—Black flesh meeting Black flesh—is a central theme in Lovell Williams’s work.

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph
Medium: 
Inkjet print
Credit line: 
L. E. Holden Fund

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