Visual artist, educator and researcher. Recent research focusses on the legacy of colonialism in African Caribbean textile history. The dispossession caused by the transatlantic slave trade means that ancestral and cultural connections have been severed. Through my work I explore issues of identity and a past connected to chattel slavery. I use the materiality of cloth, visual symbolism of patterns and embroidery, botanical and ochre pigments especially indigo to explore the past; loss, grief, healing, resistance and reconnection. In November 2020 I completed a Leverhulme Fellowship exploring Jamaica’s colonial indigo plantations. In April 2017 I completed a Churchill Fellowship to study indigo dyeing and pattern making amongst Yorùbá artisans in Nigeria, building on my work as Artist in Residence at the William Morris Gallery London.
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