I recently had my DNA tested from which only one race showed up on the test out of a long list that I was raised to believe I was made up of. To my surprise, I was 98% of a race that I couldn’t identify with.  Now I am wondering about the nuances of race and culture that give us our identity.  As a result of this recent inquiry, this small series came forth.

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Faceted, 16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas. In the Jaynes Collection.
How Do You Identify by Ruth Chase
How Do You Identify, 16 x 20″, acrylic on canvas, In the Boudreaux Collection.
Innocence Before Branding, by Ruth Chase 9 x 12 acrylic on canvas, identity, pink, 2018
Innocence Before Branding, 12 x 9″ acrylic on canvas. In the Snelgrove Collection.
SHE, 12 x 16″ acrylic on canvas. In the Jaynes Collection

As seen on smART stART with Cheryl McGinnis, To Be or To Be More and More