|Encountered at London Art Fair, January 2012|
Of the handbag series, this site says:
"Developed during a residency in Johannesburg in 1998, 'Handbag Project' focuses on a collection of bags and purses purchased from charity shops around the city. Shown as part of the exhibition Accessory, held at Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham in 2005, the works utilise the power that objects carry when they are contextualised by certain associations. ... these exquisite and seemingly innocent objects take on a deeper and more disturbing significance when we learn that they were found by the artist in Johannesburg charity shops and had belonged to wealthy white South African women during the apartheid years.... These accessories represent a moment in time but are also a powerful symbol of femininity, they explore the representation of women and the lost stories and histories of the colonial world."
Her practice is concerned with social and political issues, with particular reference to history and cultural differences in contemporary society. Explorations of her Jamaican, Afro-Caribbean heritage underly her projects in different ways.
|Cinderella has gone to London...|
Among her many projects are work on marginalised and endangered languages.
|an "object of beauty"|
Of "Sites of Africa", an ongoing project, she says: "Although the original intention was to make a reportage I found that the most pervasive element of London is the importance of the ‘document’. Sites of Africa is a photographic document of absent histories, the sites represented were once burgeoning with an African presence which as now disappeared and the sites are now associated with more recent histories."