Albino Snowflake 2010
This project was inspired by a documentary I had watched about African Albinos and the danger they face growing up in very superstitious cultures. The bones and tissues of Albinos are considered to have magical properties by the witch and “alternative” medicine doctors when made into potions. Tragically, many children get attacked and murdered for the harvesting of their body parts.
What struck me about the African Albinos is their unique appearance. The strange disparity in their features and their skin put me off balance when it comes to facial recognition. Their hybrid appearance left a very powerful and an un-forgetful impression on me.
The snowflake tiara is sterling silver.