Citation"My Country Needs Me
(Rodney Ewing) , 2018.33.8,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Dec 05, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/361187.
A high contrast photo portrait of a dark skinned woman with close cropped hair, is sliced horizontally into strips of different widths, shifted slightly out of place, and superimposed over a striped background. Horizontal bands formed by light blue hash marks alternate with bands of small printed gray dots. Across the top, in blank space above the stripes, the words, “My country needs me, and if I were not here” are printed. Across the bottom, below the stripes, the words continue, “I would have to be invented.” The name “Hortense Spillers” follows in smaller type. The image is bordered on all four sides by bands of red hash marks.