Similar to Nancy Spero, I see my work as a protest. It is not a war that I am protesting directly, but a much more subtle struggle, that of gender living under patriarchy. In Findings, I press clay into a mold of my grandfather 232/243/272/292 times. The number represents the over
two hundred three hundred girls that went
missing two months ago this time in Nigeria. The clay is unfired, purposefully
left impermanent, as is all ground, philosophical or topographical. It is through this impermanence, I find hope. Each
portrait’s presence/present is captured in a momentary stasis in the form of an
enlarged digital print.