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DR. MAE JEMISON 

Earthly Aspirations

80"x80" acrylic on canvas
@karenlorenaparker

Larger Than Life
Parker chooses to add to the visual vocabulary. Unimpressed with the regurgitation of media's stereotypes, she chooses poignancy and insightfulness in bringing attention to socio-economic and political issues that reflect her view of Canadian values.

Parker was surprised to know that in 2017, she was unaware of major female contributors to science. Hidden Figures which showed how women of color were easily erased from history. Dr. Mae Jemison was the first black female astronaut, selected in 1987.