MFA Thesis Exhibition,
Ohio State University
Urban Arts Space,
Columbus OH

Decorative objects and identity are inseparable. This bond is often dismissed. I consider motifs, fabric, and furniture to be powerful parts of my lineage. Tied to my foremothers, these objects extend and preserve existence. Frustrated with modernism’s hierarchy of high art over decoration, I actively work to reject and rewrite it. I search for historic and theoretical legitimacy to connect my experience with others. I question why decoration is not a medium of power. I employ repetitive motifs in assertive ways, making my own floral resistance.

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