I have recently returned to NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia to complete my MFA after a 4-year absence. My time away has allowed me to gather new ideas and think about the different directions my work has taken, and which ones I am keen to pursue. 3 distinct bodies of work have emerged.
Rust Collection (working title): Rusted steel objects allude to restraints used during North America’s dark era of slavery. This narrative continues to shape our identities as African diaspora on North American soil.
Hair Jewellery: I am intensifying my research into Victorian hair jewellery patterns, with the intention of reviving this art form and creating more elaborate objects to wear.
Medical Adornment: Originally exhibited under a pseudonym, these objects created using IV tubes and cast bronze fixtures continue to enthrall me.