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"Considered a sort of self-portrait, “Whoop-De-Doo” depicts a young girl relegated to a corner in solitude with the forced gesture of celebration with party horns, one in hand and one in her mouth. In spite of the festive setting, what is intended to stand out the most is her expression. With a look that lacks the enthusiasm of the occasion, I aim to attach an adult sentiment to a relatable childhood experience, that might give reason to pause and reflect on what is happening around her (or us). A false victory, a premature celebration, or simply a celebration of accomplishments that aim to benefit a select group, leaving others out. To all of which I would say, “Whoop-De-Doo”." - Ayana Ross, 2021.
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