She Blinded Them With Science by Andrea Tosten is a body of work using text and pattern to explore social constructs, binary thinking, and the nature of existence. Her works on paper incorporate the processes of hand-lettering, drawing, origami, and the zoetrope. Working with a minimal amount of materials is important for her to convey a silent strength with a sense of the ephemeral nature of each moment in reflection upon a prominent figure of her culture, Queen Nanny, leader of the Windward Jamaican Maroons, who was almost erased from history.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Andrea Tosten is a calligrapher and a bookbinder. She has a Bachelor of Science in BioMedical Science from Texas A&M University and a Master of Liberal Arts in Museum Studies from the University of Oklahoma. Common themes explored through her work are social constructs, binary thinking, and the nature of existence. Influences include Annette Lawrence, Janine Antoni, Tierney Malone, and Glenn Ligon.