My work transforms fiber, recyclables and other found materials using contemporary craft processes.
My social practice builds community through conversation about shared experiences… via story ribbons tied to a net.
Free Your Mind focuses on exposing microaggressions. The community is invited to share a personal experience with bias to release this interaction from their personal narrative.
So far more than 5000 story ribbons have been collected.
I like to use a mix of materials and narratives to imprint memories of racial trauma onto my work as a means of release.
I source my materials in bulk through a network of generous friends and family members. In the finished works, I can identify specific bottle cap styles by the individual who collected them for me.
My work includes two-dimensional works, sculptural pieces, and installation in which the surface details draw the viewer inward to explore materiality.
My work is the celebration of the alchemy that occurs when disparate materials are assembled to create something new, more beautiful, and more purposeful.
This works, Middle Passage explores the dynamics of cultural imperialism and legacies of colonialism. slavery and Jim Crow.
My work is interactive. It invites the viewer to confront their own emotional baggage.
Shopping carts can represent capitalism, consumerism, and aspiration for wealth, status, and success.
My work is restorative and transformative. It provides a release from triggers and microaggressions.