Digital collage of scanned gouache and salt painting
“This work was inspired by a recording from the University of Pittsburgh’s database of archived health care stories. An anonymous post, “Disconnected from My Body,” tells the story of a young Black woman diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease. She describes her experiences navigating racism within and dismissal by the medical field, something that affects Black women in Pittsburgh at staggering rates. Inspired by her story, I worked with paints and digital drawing to create an abstracted representation of a woman-as-island, still surviving despite being surrounded by the sea.” - Ada Griffin
Ada Griffin is a multimedia artist from Pittsburgh, PA. Griffin’s work explores questions of identity, race, and history. She currently studies the History of Art at Yale University. She plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in May 2022.