This piece is made of stoneware, underglaze, and glaze. It measures 15.5 x 5.25 x 3.5". Please reference 22SJ02 if calling the gallery to inquire.
I make figurative work of black and brown youth with varied personalities to show individuality within communities on the fringes of popular culture rooted in white supremacy. The navigation through this toxic Eurocentric foundation has shaped the way the world views black and brown people and how we view ourselves in relation to whiteness. I want to spark conversations around style, self-expression, internal reflection, and the observation of the self by others in relation to the post-colonial society we live in along with the many connotations this has. With the rebellious and suspicious nature of my figures I want to show the “tough” or “angry, mean, and bitchy” demeanors in which especially black and brown femmes take on or are projected onto as a defense mechanism combatting an unwelcoming society and also the radical joy and the deep sadness that permeates our experiences.
This piece is made of low-fired ceramic, slip, and glaze. Please reference 22SJ01 if calling the gallery to inquire.