Current Work

(body of work) is my MFA Thesis work from Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD) University in Halifax, NS, completed in April, 2018.
By creating a series of objects of adornment that also reference restraints, I am examining the ways in which the historical narrative of slavery has shaped the identities of people of African descent living on North American soil.
All pieces are mounted on wood panels. I have also provided photos of unmounted pieces to show detail.
For an expanded artist statement, please see the bottom of this page.

“Yoke”, detail. Steel, dried corn, leather, silver, brass, cord. 2017.

“Grit”. Leather (re-purposed horse tack), steel, hominy (corn), brass mount on wood panel. 2018.

“Grit”, detail. Leather (re-purposed horse tack), steel, hominy (corn), brass mount on wood panel. 2018.

“Choke”, detail. Steel, corn, brass mount on wood panel. 2017.

“Choke”, detail. Steel, corn, brass mount on wood panel. 2017.

“Untitled”, detail. Steel, brass, human hair, leather (re-purposed horse tack), brass mount on wood panel. 2018.

“Untitled”, detail. Steel, brass, human hair, leather (re-purposed horse tack), brass mount on wood panel. 2018.

“Dread”, detail. Steel (hand-forged), human hair, brass, leather (re-purposed horse tack), brass mount on wood panel. 2018.

“Dread”, detail. Steel (hand-forged), human hair, brass, leather (re-purposed horse tack), brass mount on wood panel. 2018.

“Pendant”, detail. Leather (re-purposed horse tack), human hair, corn, silver, brass mount on wood panel. 2018.

“Pendant”, detail. Leather (re-purposed horse tack), human hair, corn, silver, brass mount on wood panel. 2018.

“Scale”, detail. Steel, found object (arm from scale), leather (re-purposed horse tack), brass mount on wood panel. 2018.

“Scale”, detail. Steel, found object (arm from scale), leather (re-purposed horse tack), brass mount on wood panel. 2018.

“Rein”. Leather (re-purposed horse tack), horse hair, steel, hominy (corn), brass mount on wood panel. 2017.

“Rein”, detail. Leather (re-purposed horse tack), horse hair, steel, hominy (corn), brass mount on wood panel. 2017.

“Yoke”. Steel, corn, leather, brass, silver, cord, brass mount on wood panel. 2017.

(body of work) installation view. Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax.

(body of work) installation view. Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax.