Lavett Ballard

Coursework, Creative Arts 1.1 Experience Creative Arts, Creative Arts BA (Hons), Project 5: Developing Methods - A Sense of Time and Place, Research & Reflection

Lavett Ballard is an American Artist, Art historian, Curator, and Author. Ballard considers her work as a re-envisioning of the narratives belonging to people of African descent.

The collaged imagery she uses explores women’s stories, reflecting social issues within a historical context. The photo collages are used with other mixed media layered onto pieces of wooden fences. The fences add another layer of meaning and connect to her roots in South America.

Ballard’s art has been featured on the cover of Time Magazine:

Ballard views her art as reimagined visual narratives of people of African descent. Her use of imagery reflects social issues affecting primarily Black Women’s stories within a historical context. She uses collaged photos adorned with paint, oil pastels and metallic foils.

References

Ballard, L. (2017). Lavett Ballard Bio. [online] lavettballardart. Available at: https://www.lavettbeart.com/bio.
http://www.uarts.edu. (n.d.). Alum Featured on TIME Magazine Cover | University of the Arts. [online] Available at: https://www.uarts.edu/lavett-ballard-time-magazine [Accessed 7 Jun. 2022].

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