Sketches of children on dictionary pages are modeled after photographs found in the pages of National Geographic Magazine. They intend to both celebrate and confuse.
These sketches represent the equality of diversity. However, they are also detached from the stories they represent. The viewer will never know the content, context and purpose of the original images.
The words found at the top of each dictionary page - such as stick, squall, crudity, staffier - further obscure and alter the meaning of the sketches.
The question of the “purpose” of these sketches is solidified through their mounting on clipboards - a projection of clinical and neutral objectivity.