Carina del Rosario

Passport Series #1, 2017
Mixed media mounted on wood
48 x 74 x 7 in (121.92 x 187.96 x 17.78 cm)
"The United States (and many other countries) has a long history of categorizing people, granting rights and privileges to some, denying them to others. This started during colonial times and continues to this day. In this series that I started in 2013, I worked with a variety of people to create “passports.” I reframed typical application questions and invited individuals to provide answers, not by checking a box, but by using their own words to describe the most important parts of themselves. Together, we express our shared hope for the time when we are not limited and fragmented by categories, when can all be free to be our whole selves."