ReShape Art Installation
For me, art is a way for me to channel my curiosity and feelings into a form of expression that invites people into a conversation. I spend a lot of time thinking and reflecting about things going on in myself and the environment I occupy. What seems like an insatiable appetite to understand human beings and our relationship to each other and the world form the basis of the projects I choose to pursue. In a real way, I create because I feel a strong need to do so.
This project is a celebration of blackness. For most of my life I’ve been taught and conditioned to hate the parts of my identity that I often feel most proud about. Everyday, I live in a world in which the messages I receive are a constant reminder that people who look like me aren’t wanted in this world. This installation is a representation of what is lost when an entire people are being systematically erased.