My work finds itself in the physicality of clay. The fragility of hardened clay and the malleability of wet clay allows me to dictate a sense of being that subverts a presumed granite-like way of living. Rather than fitting into a cemented structure of norms, clay suggests a muddiness. The fluidity allows you to take up space and mould around given social, political, and institutional forces.
Discourses of afro-futurism, identity politics, and decolonisation ground my work conceptually. A focus on mixed heritage individuals and those that claim their identities through varying cultural contexts finds itself at the forefront of my exploration. Rather than explicit representations of human figures, my work delves into the potential of futuristic post-humans. The beings are influenced by the organic nature of our world and subsumed by the impact of a place.
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