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Sabella Flagg

County: King County




Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) 2021
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Sabella is an artist, designer, and writer originally from Chicago now residing in Seattle. She holds a BFA from Drake University in Design with minors in Creative Writing and Printmaking. The move to the Pacific Northwest led her to re-examine new ways of looking at both internal and external landscapes. She questioned how to make a home after leaving home behind; how to integrate the past into potential futures? Channeling these concerns through photography, collage, pattern making, and portraiture, and practicing under the moniker “the monarq”, she explores the complexity of identity and the journey towards self-discovery. Her portrait series “Portraits of Black Women I Have Yet to Name”, created as a form of art therapy to heal from burnout, focuses on black women in their many guises—their exuberance, their confidence, and vulnerability. Her intention is to create more varied images of black women within a field that has historically neglected or dehumanized them and to address this injustice by celebrating the women portrayed. 

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