selected projects > sample studio work

The Nappys Revenge Queen Anne, 2011-13
Reclaimed curio cabinet, synthetic Afro wigs, wooden crate.
60”h x 33”w x 13”d
Walnut, steel, antique doll head, bell jar, wooden cross, plastic babydoll, 1908 grammar booklet.
Walnut, steel, antique doll head, bell jar, wooden cross, plastic babydoll, booklet.
34”h x 14” w x 15”d
untitled (#2), 2013
Walnut, steel, book, miniature fruit, 1920s telephone handset, audio, mp3 player.
30”h x 14” w x 14”d
untitled (#3), 2013
Walnut, steel, found French clarinet, Will Smith action figure, gaf anscochrome slide viewer, 35mm photo of Miles Davis (Francis Wolff, 1954).
44”h x 12” w x 13”d
untitled (#4), 2013
Walnut, steel, mirror, framed picture of Madame CJ Walker, hot comb, hair pomade can.
26”h x 12” w x 14”d
untitled (#5), 2013
Walnut, steel, found glass lens and painted wooden eyes on wire stand, monitor, video.
24”h x 14” w x 13”d
Jezebel's ch(l)air
Reclaimed antique French parlor chair, upholstery, hair.
Come on (chair)
Found chair, audio speakers, sisal matte, electronic and digital media
2005
The Kitchen is in the Parlor Now
Mahogany, mahogany veneer, aluminum, steel, mirror, synthetic hair
2005
The Kitchen is in the Parlor Now
Mahogany, mahogany veneer, aluminum, steel, mirror, synthetic hair
2005
The Kitchen is in the Parlor Now
Mahogany, mahogany veneer, aluminum, steel, mirror, synthetic hair
2005
Nesting Chair for Charlie (Yardbird), Sun Ra and the Urban Thrush with Bird Mix
Branches from Trees, reed, grass, found materials, mixed media and audio (8:57).
54”h x 18”w x 15”d
2014
Black table
Archival digital print
diptych, 26.6" x 40" (ea.)
2006
Black chair
Archival digital print
Diptych, 40" x 26.6" (ea.)
2006
P.S. I Love You series
Installation view, Averill and Bernhard Leviton A+D Gallery, Columbia College Chicago.
No. 4 Negro Home, 2013
Found postcard, mixed media.
3-7/16” x 4-5/8”
Sunny Jim. 2013
Found postcard, mixed media.
3-1/4” x 4-11/16”
No.7 A Typical Southern Negro, 2013
Found postcard, mixed media.
3-7/16” x 4-3/4”
Ho De Do, 2013
Found postcard, mixed media.
3-3/8” x 5-3/8”
The Baartman Diaries
Hottentot Not!, 2008
Cherry, paint, horsetail hair, mirror, bell jar, booklet, steel, fictional diary entry. 5" w x 4" d x 7" h
The Baartman Diaries
Hottentot Not! (detail)
Cherry, paint, horsetail hair, mirror, bell jar, booklet, steel, fictional diary entry. 5" w x 4" d x 7" h
2008
The Baartman Diaries
Hottentot Not! (detail)
Cherry, paint, horsetail hair, mirror, bell jar, booklet, steel, fictional diary entry. 5" w x 4" d x 7" h
2008
Sara's Lament
LCD monitors, bell jars, video (30 sec.), fictional diary entries.
2008
The Women Wanted Some of Me Too
Upholstery, sapele, 20th-century Ndebele beaded apron, bustle skirt
24” w x 24” d x 35.5” h
2008
Oh Josephine
Found 1920’s typewriter, wooden plinth, fictional diary entry.
15” w x 16” d x 36” h
2008
Burning Chair (apologies to Larry Harvey*)
Burnt poplar, rebar and video
2004
Nests I & II
Cherry and willow reed
2004