Artist Statement

My creative practice is a process of inquiry, a sequence of questions about the ways in which the political affects the personal. Within a global context of compliance, ‘questioning’ is a crucial action required within a contemporary Caribbean and increasingly globalized space. Inquiry unearths a rich pool of knowledge, submerged below the flashing lights and gloss of mainstream culture. The use of materials in my work is calculated. As a multidisciplinary artists I build on concept, then select a medium or combination of medium to fully express each project. I produce video, photography, new media, performance and installation that take an intimate approach to examining the encounter of self and society. I’m drawn to the visceral ways that we process our interactions, achievements, failures and confusions. This preoccupation with bodily, emotional experiences of our thoughts is deeply rooted in my yoga teaching practice. Through my work as a yoga teacher I have a unique opportunity to become familiar with the ways in which we harbor and lodge memory into the very deepest fibers of our being. This emphasis on memory carries through to my postgraduate research which focuses on Collective memory and the Grenada Revolution. My work takes into consideration questions of power and the ways in which power, though often seemly ‘invisible’, is made visible through the seemly mundane experiences of individuals, within communities, within social groups, within families operating within larger social constructs of race, gender, sexuality etc. Through my work I seek to in opening up fresh possibilities for understanding our selves within these dynamic, often contradictory and limiting frameworks of knowing.