“Chitlin Hacking” describes the thought process or conversations where people who were enslaved in the south would reimagine their food, their circumstances, their lives as they wished them to be, projecting themselves into a future of their choosing. The term also references getting together over food- if you’ve ever been to the south you might have tried Chitlins, fried pieces of pig skin that are crunchy and eaten like potato chips. Still central to black food culture and southern snack food, chitlins are a quick snack, composed out of necessity and limitation.
This original piece is made with archival acrylic paint on a raised birch wood panel. Includes title, date, and artist signature.
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It measures 14" L x 18" H x 1.5" D and arrives ready to hang, including drywall mounts.