Go Back for What We Forgot, 2009
This series of pieces is named after an Adinkra Symbol from Ghana. In Ghana, there are a series of proverbs which have symbols associated with them. We need reminders in this chaotic world about what it is to be human. As I made them, these pieces were reminders for me.
Bronze Work, 2011-12
These pieces were made through a very old and time consuming process while I was living in West Africa. They are lost wax sculptures. The original sculpture is carved in beeswax. The same exact process has been used for 3000 years in West Africa, except that we got all the bronze from old recycled junk! I carried 300 LBS of bronze sculptures home with me on the airplane in March 2012.
Ceramic Figures 2012-13
I have a studio in my hometown of San Juan Island, in Washington State. Having a space to myself is giving me the opportunity to work bigger. The series that I began in 2013 are freestanding figures, between 1/3 life size and 6 and a half feet tall. They are influenced by the time I spend living in Africa, and my relationship with symbolism.
Bronze and Ceramic work, 2014
These pieces, made of bronze, mixed media and ceramic are a further exploration into materials. I spent 3 months working in West Africa in 2013, and made some very large pieces. I also have been continuing to work with the cast form, and in some cases have been adding wood and other materials to the work.
Ceramic Figures, 2015-17
These pieces are larger and more detailed then the work From years past. After a three month residency in Paris, I find myself drawn to make more realistic human forms, as well as working from more specific animal species forms.