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My work is an iteration of the African-American home where the beautiful and grotesque nature of its interior is represented in a physically and psychologically engulfing surface or space. The display of mended and unresolved surfaces serves to underscore the weight of political resistance as it registers on th… Read More
My work is an iteration of the African-American home where the beautiful and grotesque nature of its interior is represented in a physically and psychologically engulfing surface or space. The display of mended and unresolved surfaces serves to underscore the weight of political resistance as it registers on the inhabitants as well as the homes susceptibility to continual conflict and potential instability. The motivation for this work grew out of Diaspora adaptations to displacements from home, Du Bois’ double-consciousness, the agency of the black Atlantic, and bell hook’s positioning of the African-American home in a political and resistant realm.

My work exposes the limitations in the strength of “homeplace” to protect through the use of materials that signify the traditional interior, manipulated in non-traditional ways. The materials I use are themselves common parts of the interior space; they are extracted from the space and reanimated in a way that is meant to be symbolic, manipulated to reflect the strength and stress that is often carried by moving bodies.
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