Stage 1
Materialism/ Process / Dialogue: Community as Collaborators

Short thesis



The histories of my community and extended family inspire my art. The narrative in my art explores the family histories in the areas of migration and trade. My community plays a huge part in my work because it serves as my material source and space for production. My work highlights issues about the environment, investigates the work of the Chinese in Africa, and the trade relationship between Europe and Africa. The issues mentioned affect my community, and so how the community relates to them inspires the kind of work I produce.