Looking for Edmonia (Self-Portrait)
Looking for Edmonia (Self-Portrait) is a series of prints, film and ready-mades proposing an uncanny dialogue with the 19th century sculptress Mary Edmonia Lewis. Born free in New York she was the first African/Native American woman to achieve international recognition. Our mixed heritage, creative aspiration, travels and her unmarked grave found in a London cemetery near where I once lived propelled a sort of psychic connection and a desire to channel her spirit. Merging historical technologies and 3D printing to transcend space and time, I explore the transience of artistic achievement, fate and the fragility of life. I 'CONJURE' in solitary Italian landscapes, engage in 'REVERIE and SLUMBER' and in 'SUBSUME' become white marble, Edmonia's material of choice.
Maria Ahmed • Philippa Bloomfield • Aina Maria Cantallops Cifre • Danyi Feng • Pamela Gomez • Megan Rose Goodwin • Alan Knox • Myrto Kyritsi • Weiyu Lin • Renáta Liszi • Bob Marsden • Iana Mizguina • Iris Papasava • Marta Poncelas • Lynsie Roberts • Justyna Solnica • Gisela Torres • Huiying YUE • Yifan Yang • Eclair Ziping Liu •