Sequoia // SANTE FE INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS // NEW MEXICO, USA // 2015
The work aims to explore physical and material transformations through a body-based art work with an almost documentary aesthetic. This ephemeral work aims to embody a universal energy which runs through everything: from creature to human, from human to energy, from energy to plant from plant to galaxy tapping into our most basic shared instincts: our physical and psychological needs for connection, shelter, sex, and human interaction; our individual fears and self-consciousness; the impermanence of life, and the world we live in. Whilst ultimately paying tribute to the great mother. Mother earth. This performance piece was documented in partnership with photographer Lydia Anne Mccarthy when I was 6 months pregnant. In Santa Fe, images of the Divine Mother are everywhere. A large mural of the Virgin of Guadalupe covered the outside wall of a downtown building. Goddess pendants jumped out at me in the stores around the Plaza. She followed you through the dusty brown streets, revealing Herself in a small altars in front of an old adobe house. This work honours the time I had in New Mexico with so many incredible women who blessed me whilst I was with child.