Second Hand Plates, water-slip transferred drawings
2007 - ongoing
'Souvenirs' and the pamphlet 'Am I Not.....' are inspired by the abolitionists movement logo and motto 'Am I Not a Man and a Brother'.
The logo of a kneeling slave was printed on thousands of pamphlets, medallions, coins and ceramics to promote the abolitionist' cause to end the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
For 'Souvenirs' second hand serving dishes and plates are used as a ground for drawings and text that reference the abolitionist' logo but draw attention to the shift that has occurred in how our society attributes value and worth to a person.
The drawings depict contemporary characters caught in different situations, either by choice, circumstance, or by force - be it poverty, addiction, slavery or devotion.'