Created from the memory of everyday life without any references throughout the process. Studying my memory to create art has helped me overcome certain obstacles in my cognitive disability.
About the Artist
Sydney Mangaroo is a first-generation American and mixed-race woman born in Manhattan, New York. She has a B.F.A. in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Sydney currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia and teaches drawing and painting classes to children of all ages. She creates imagery by recalling everyday life while living with a cognitive disorder that severely impacts her memory and focus. Fascinated by the delicacy of the human psyche, my art is inspired by studying how the world influences our thoughts and memories. This body of work explores our internal relationships to societal pressures while embracing the intimacy of isolation. Art Imitates Life recalls everyday life to create new memories without using any references during the process. I see my artwork as a research study that creates a greater sense of self-awareness. Studying my personal interpretations of the world helped me come to an understanding of my identity as a disabled mixed-race woman.
Art featured online at www.CourageArt.org