Throughout her career, Brooklyn-based artist Sana Musasama has drawn inspiration from travel and research into global cultures. Returning to Ourselves centers around a series of dolls that Musasama produced that mirror African-American topsy turvy dolls containing a white doll whose skirt can be flipped up to transform it into a Black doll. Musasama uses this formal structure to juxtapose different figures drawn from the global Black diaspora. Returning to Ourselves is rounded out by a series of ceramic houses Musasama began early in her career but returned to during the pandemic to combat looming depression.

Sana Musasama
Topsy Turvy Doll, 2022