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Why Must I Wait For Night? is a painting 8 foot square, oil paint on canvas with mylar transparency photo-collage. The images refer to the influence of Samoan polytheism and the post-colonial monotheistic churches in the Samoan Islands, as well as fa'afafine trans-queer culture of Polynesia, and my personal history. The church in upper corner was built by my great grandfather in Leone village where I grew up.
© 2013 Dan Taulapapa McMullin
McMullin, Dan Taulapapa, "Why Must I Wait For Night?" (2013). CGU MFA Theses Exhibits. Image 951.
Samoa, Samoan, contemporary art, painting, art, gallery, Los Angeles, California, modern art, fine arts, MFA Thesis Show