As well as her trademark silhouettes, Kara Walker has also used drawing, painting, text, shadow puppetry, film and sculpture to expose the ongoing psychological injury caused by the tragic legacy of slavery. Her work leads viewers to a critical understanding of the past while also encouraging an examination of contemporary racial and gender stereotypes.

These drawings and sketches show the range of Walker’s imagination, from quick cartoons to the large composition Christ’s Entry into Journalism from 2017, a collage showing multiple interactions between people from different ethnicities.