Honorable Mention / 2021 / Fine Art / Collage


  • Photographer
    Karen Navarro
  • Studio
    Karen Navarro Ph

Like a puzzle, my identities intersect, coming together to construct my multiple sense of self. Although I do not appear in the pictures, I see the works as self-reflective, and the process of putting the image back together becomes a form of meditation that reflects my efforts to reconstruct and to make sense of my own identity.
Identity is a social and cultural construct, how we perceive ourselves, and how we are perceived by others sometimes differs. For this reason, I made each of the squares in this image so they can be rearranged to create a new piece, just like perceptions change.