My studio practice engages the relationship and responsibility of community in healing. This is explored through conceptual and material examination of ways in which clay, in its ceramic form, conveys “static motion.” Clay is inherently of the human body – the sediment of millennia. The medium reinforces the physicality of the implicit corporeal themes of ailment and recovery.
I am informed by my own 20-year journey out of fibromyalgia. My sculpture confronts subject matter that relates to vitality, isolation, lethargy, and the invisibility of chronic pain. The work is informed by a backdrop of otherness that references notions of my own racial hybridity. Each piece is a personal manifestation of self at a specific moment in time during the healing process.