Jacynthe Loves Orange Juice
1996 Vik Muniz Born: Sao Paulo, Brazil 1961 gelatin silver print sheet: 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase made possible by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation 1998.31.2 Not currently on view
Vik Muniz began each portrait in this series by making a snapshot. Using this as a reference, he drew its subject using unconventional materials such as chocolate and sugar, and then photographed the result. His Sugar Children series consists of photographs of drawings he made in white sugar on black paper of children whose parents and grandparents worked on a sugar plantation on the island of Saint Kitts, West Indies.
A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013
Ethnic - African-American
Figure female - child - bust
Portrait female - unidentified - Jacynthe
photography - photoprint