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Caucasian But Not White
Caucasian But Not White
Mixed Media Collage
8x10
2019

Inspired by the story of the Portuguese settlers in Hawaii. The 4 stringed ukelele that is a staple of Hawaiian music hails from Portugal. While the new settlers were classified as caucasian in their new island home, it was stressed (especially on birth certificates) that they were not white. A small poem is cut up in the picture plane:

The Ukelele
Has
4 Strings
A Gift
From Portugal
To Hawaii
Caucasian
But Not
White