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María Magdalena Campos-Pons + Best of the Web

by Grace Bonney

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Every now and then, a piece of artwork or photography gets stuck in my head and I cannot let it go. I see it everywhere and seem to find ways to be reminded of it by everything I see. Lately, that piece of artwork has been the one above, Nesting II (2000) by María Magdalena Campos-Pons. I first saw it on Kimberly Drew‘s excellent blog, Black Contemporary Art, and have been gazing at it on my desktop ever since. I kept staring at the woman’s eyes and found the photo so hauntingly beautiful that I wanted to share it here as we head into the weekend — hopefully as inspiration to look even deeper into the work of María Magdalena Campos-Pons (a Cuban-born artist who now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY). What I didn’t know was that this was part of a wider series of three photographs, with this portrait in the center, flanked by two beautiful owls. The effect is even more incredible when viewed in full, so I’m sharing both the close-up of the center photograph here, as well as the wider (full) piece. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I did. Until Monday, have a wonderful weekend. xo, grace




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