Shyama Golden uses figuration to explore how identity is experienced, performed, and reinforced. The subjects she depicts are a combination of real and imagined people, with masks and animals often functioning as metaphors for human social dynamics. A former graphic designer she shares about how her previous work experience informs her art practice. She also talks about managing self doubt, prepping for her upcoming show and some fun projects including creating a Catsquatch Powersuit. That last one will make sense when you listen to the episode!
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