Untethered is a suspended sculpture that explores the journey through space and vessel of emotions. The body’s fragmented appearance at various angles contribute towards its collective image from the front and back which builds a whole body. Recurring feelings of fragility and vulnerability are woven into the fibers of frayed rope. Hidden and suspended on invisible string, the body moves with the wind of its environment and offers a different gesture to anyone looking upon.
I am them, they are me
This body of work began with witnessing the vast apathy concerning recent social unrest and the normalcy of violence on Black people. Yes, some issues are black and white while some are more complex, but recognizing the fullness of Black people’s breath should not be of constant debate.
Behind the obsessive debates are very real lives that were taken. These earthbound souls long for answers and justice that were stripped. I offer myself to these souls as a vessel for exit and visualizer of sorrow. The distressing poses I hold temporarily are a mere fraction of the total loss, and yet, I feel the weight of their anger, pain, confusion and yearning.