STATEMENT

As an artist whose identity is based primarily in the intersections of Blackness, queerness, and womanhood, my practice becomes a way in which I process circumstances situated within these identities whether occurring in the past, present, or future. The subjugation of identity, gender and sexuality is an entity I examine closely; alongside, tensions of hyper-visibility and invisibility, as well as, strength and fragility associated with Black femininity. Using ceramic sculpture, installation, photography, and sound; I Explore the implications of the body surrounding gender and race in the context of radicalized voyeurism. I use the body form, as well as, the absence of the body to contemplate complexities of labor, pleasure and desire as an ongoing search for due process. Through material usage and composition, I emphasize on the nexus between Western colonization and how Black identities see themselves in order to further progressions of a future that creates it own history.