Trudy Hoang

Who is She?

Class of: 2021

Major: Communication Design BFA

Medium: Multiple Media

Faculty: Joseph Ayers

Prompt: The project was the final project of the semester. We were allowed to work in any medium and subject matter. The only requirement was that the project had to comment on or demonstrate a cause important to us.

I created a multimedia piece, titled “Who is She?”, to comment on the lack of representation of women of color and the abundance of cultural appropriation in media. I cut up magazines, specifically the fashion ads, and collaged them together. Small WOC are surrounded by larger white women, some of which have features of WOC pasted onto them, representing cultural appropriation. Then I photographed the collage and added the circles, arrows, and text using Illustrator to emphasize the message of the piece.