About the Artist
I am an artist, educator, and activist. My studio practice is comprised of both functional and sculptural ceramic objects. As an educator, my artwork communicates and facilitates critical discourse with my audience. I create work about structural racism, racial justice, inequality, and American politics that prompt important and uncomfortable conversations. These objects are influenced from how I, as a woman of color, navigate through society struggling with overwhelming feelings regarding identity, family, and community. During my art-making process, I am constantly reflecting on the work and using alternative tools, such as combs, chains, and hair, to reinforce the concept. By doing this, I allow myself to let the work influence itself and develop on its’ own. Through ceramics, I combine conceptual skill with wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques to create specific forms that communicate my cultural experience, and invite my audience to engage in a vital dialogue about contemporary issues regarding race and culture.