Face, 2009

3500 paper napkins, 6.6 x 4 inches each

There was a serious bias incident at Williams College where Diggs taught for many years. In response, she was asked to do a campus-wide public art project about race, awareness, and evasion.  After individual meetings with faculty, staff and students of color, twenty pressing race-related questions were generated. The questions urged readers to think about their own race and race education. Paper napkins were chosen as the forum for the questions. There were 10 different napkins, each with two different questions. They were distributed in all the dining halls on campus and next to coffee machines in staff and faculty offices. 3500 were printed, enough to last one week.