Evidence of Being was initiated when I embarked upon a project to archive the objects accumulated over the course of my 30-year artistic career. The project discussed here, not only represents the strategy of self-historicization, but also an investigation of the fraught and difficult politics connected to artistic practice in New York City.  By looking historically at the practical conditions that artists face: high rents, limited space, the art market, gentrification, class warfare, gender bias, other kinds of discrimination and the market-based metrics of success, I found these objects became more than the surplus of my practice; they became a lens through which these issues could be explored. 
 

Pre/Post Election is a series of work that responds both personally as a woman and, more broadly reconsidering social justice and integrity of the political climates within the 2008 and 2016 Presidential Elections.


I was commissioned to do an installation piece based on the poem, "Sechita," from "i found god in myself", celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange's choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, curated by Souleo at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
The emotionally power of the poem speaks to me about gender, race, hopes, and limitations. 

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