AP SCULPTURE
As a black young female I was taught to be aware of how others perceive me. I had to learn to be careful and to not stand out but that it was bad to completely blend in. At my current age I challenge those notions that told me to conform to unjust social structures. Growing up I had to figure out what made me feel most comfortable in my own skin as opposed to trying to make others feel comfortable around me. While making my work I reflect and question my upbringing, my childhood memories and begin to examine the complexities of my past. Through the use of self research I begin to come to terms with current and past experiences as a way to understand myself, how my past affects me and coping with the everyday. Through the use of Clay, digital media and painting I recreate moments in my life to begin the process of letting go. Acceptance for experiences I can not change and in a turn better understanding of what freedom/comfortability is for me at this point in my life is at the heart of my work. I hope to create work that helps me heal and pushes myself to be actively present in my surroundings. I want my audience to understand how their past affects them, what freedom is to them and to be able to accept the things they can not change.
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DIGITAL MEDIA

Stop Closing Your Eyes

August 3rd 2020

Seemingly Mundane

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wearable sculpture
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