Homage to Heqet
Mott Community College Art Gallery, Flint, MI
The complexities of how we inhabit and engage with the earth and the entities we share it with are at the core of my work – systems within systems.
Over the past two years, frogs and toads have been a vessel for my perpetual interest in the simulation of nature. This exploration has manifested through drawing, installation, video and sound. My materials and habits tend toward everyday objects, multiples, and layers. Homage to Heqet is an extension of this work; An offering to frog-headed Heqet: Goddess of fertility, midwives, and newborns.
In the spring, amidst frog calls and blooming earth and henna on my belly.13 days later, a daughter was born into water, a force of nature.
Ritual is intention & process. I’m focused on honoring repetitive, menial daily tasks in mothering an infant, while embedding and reflecting on elements of our wetland counterparts.