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Paper Dolls by Marwin Begaye

Marwin Begaye (Dineh, b. 1970)

PAPER DOLLS 1993
mixed media on canvas 48" x 36"

"This painting refers to the love of over-exaggeration that Native people have in our expressions. If you ever hear something explained in a traditional tongue, you create this remarkable image in your head. But when the real thing comes along and isn't better than your image, you get disappointed."