Work > Red Roots Series

This body of work challenges and questions the way American culture defines and determines race. The specific images are symbols for the ways that either our popular culture or our scientific/academic culture have used specify the race of a given individual. Skin, hair, facial features, and bloodline have all been explored and exploited as ways to include or exclude people from one category or another. Individually, the woodblock printed images either consciously use these stereotypes as a critique of their absurdity or explore the issues through more personal history and narratives. As a whole, the work should tell a tale of the unique history of race in American culture.

Three layer woodblock print by Kristin Powers Nowlin of a boy's profile, Map, and Chromosomes.
Woodblock print on paper
22.5" x 22.5"
2010
$425
Two layer woodblock print by Kristin Powers Nowlin of a family tree of spinning tops over chromosomes.
Woodblock print on paper
22.5" x 22.5"
2010
$425
Two layer woodblock print by Kristin Powers Nowlin of an oak tree and chromosomes.
Woodblock print on paper
22.5" x 22.5"
2010
$425
One layer woodblock print by Kristin Powers Nowlin of a spinning top.
Woodblock print on paper
22.5" x 22.5"
2010
$325
Three layer reduction woodblock print by Kristin Powers Nowlin of the top of a spinning top.
Woodblock print on paper
22.5" x 22.5"
2010
$425
Four woodblock and polyester litho printed paper circles and metal brad on paper by Kristin Powers Nowlin.
Woodblock and Polyester Plate Lithography on paper, and Metal Brad
20" x 15"
2010
Three color woodblock print by Kristin Powers Nowlin of a spinning top, a hand, and an elbow.
Woodblock print on paper
11" x 15"
2011
$275
One layer woodblock print by Kristin Powers Nowlin of a child's profile.
Woodblock print on paper
22.5" x 22.5"
2010
$325
One layer woodblock print by Kristin Powers Nowlin of a world map tracing the artist's son's ancestors.
woodblock print on paper
22.5" x 22.5"
2010
$325
One layer woodblock print by Kristin Powers Nowlin of a family tree of spinning tops in red ink.
Woodblock print on paper
22.5" x 22.5"
2010
$325
One layer woodblock print by Kristin Powers Nowlin of an oak tree.
Woodblock print on paper
22.5" x 22.5"
2010
$325
One layer woodblock print by Kristin Powers Nowlin of a coffee mug and creamers on a table.
Woodblock print on paper
22.5" x 22.5"
2010
$325
One layer woodblock print by Kristin Powers Nowlin of a brown paper bag.
Woodblock print on paper
22.5" x 22.5"
2010
$325
Three layers of woodblock prints by Kristin Powers Nowlin of a family tree with chromosomes on it.
Woodblock print on paper
10" x 14"
2010
$225