The Frozen Trojan Horse

The words that define us must also come from us.

The Frozen Trojan Horse is a mobile printmaking studio made out of a converted ice cream cart. We bring this cart to the public to teach printmaking and to create collaborative pieces of art. The public is invited to print a self-portrait using a generic facial line drawing that originates from a game of chance (Mexican LoterĂ­a a form of pictorial bingo) and to add words to the image to express personal racial and ethnic identifiers.

Printmaking, a democratizing form of art, is utilized here as an opportunity to initiate dialogue. We bring the art making process to the public space via the ice cream cart, to connect with as many differing points of view as possible. The goal is to collect, via prints and oral stories, complicated narratives related to race and ethnicity.