Chrystal Seawood, a native of Forrest City, lives in Washington, D.C., where she teaches English. She’s a self-taught artist who believes, her website bio says, that her work is an act of justice, primarily serving those whose identities have been typecast through the rendering of other people’s imaginations. Her show at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas features portraits and interviews of young black men talking about how people see them.
Seawood holds a B.A. in digital art and design and was a graphic designer before going to work as a teacher.