Janet Olivia Henry

Janet Henry lives in Queens, New York, and participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence program from August 15 to September 15, 2000.
BirthplaceNew York, NY
CitizenshipUnited States
Cultural HeritageAfrican-American
Light Work RelationshipArtist-in-Residence, 2000
Light Work PublicationsContact Sheet 112




American Anatomy is the label I’ve given to the compilation of characters I developed for my work. A few of these personas are created from whole cloth but most (unlike the disclaimer that prefaces a lot of works of fiction) are people I know or know of. They’ve become my palette either as altered dolls or in the form of toy representations of their accoutrement. 

Basically the title of this series and the term “social commentary” are interchangeable. What makes this work specifically “American Anatomy” is my very particular take on the characters and situations I place them in.

Janet Henry