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Who I Am

Artist Statement

From my opportunity to work with Creole West Productions and the story of the Louisiana Creoles, this mural is what my heart speaks back in return. The strokes making up the quilt impression in the background are bleeding up through the faces, as if stitching the faces across the generations into one fabric. The overriding impression I wanted the faces to have was one of pride, dignity, and integrity for who that person is—no matter race, gender, or time in history—that face belongs to a special person. That face belongs to each and every one of us. That faces is, simply who I am. I can think of no better title for this piece than that.

L.J.C. Shimoda, artist