art > What Happens When A Tool Talks Back

This series of paintings utilizes corporal abstraction to explore the fluid liminal spaces in which Black bodies often exist. Rust is activated as a painting material along with nails which are embedded into the brightly colored acrylic skin forms. The titled “What Happens When A Tool Talks Black” is pulled from Frank B. Wilderson’s book “Afropessimism“.

What Happens When a Tool Talks Back series #1
rust and nails on acrylic skin
36" x 48"
2021
What Happens When a Tool Talks Back series #4
rust and nails on acrylic skin
2021
What Happens When a Tool Talks Back series #3
rust and nails on acrylic skin
36" x 48"
2021
What Happens When a Tool Talks Back series #4
rust and nails on acrylic skin
2021
What Happens When a Tool Talks Back series #5
rust and nails on acrylic skin
2021