STATEMENT


I am a sculptural fiber artist, redefining my use of portraiture through wool, to create soft sculptures that speak to womanhood, blackness, history and place in relation to the body. Circling within ideas of migration, arrival, and geographical identity, these felted faces explore images and narratives of black women that embody a bit of universality, but are applied in a local manner.  Often incorporating performance, video and the archive, my work becomes a vessel of stories and moments depicting the faces of our ancestral mothers, as a way of demanding space for her and retrieving her power in the form of visibility and homage. Through fusing these life size, and larger, felted portraits with dance, installation and photography, I am able to shape experiences through storytelling, and articulate self-identities in relation to ancestry.