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White Noise

"When a coral reef dies, its body becomes a hollow memory of its distanced pass, the outer shell is calcified, frozen in time. Its touch, a familiar sonnet of fine sugar and brittle stone. Its taste, secrets drizzling down the throat while ignoring the sourness of the aftertaste. This process reflects a constant battle as land and ocean dual in an eternal plight; sworn enemies of time." - Morel  Doucet 

"White Noise" examines the relationship between the living and malleable in coral reef bleaching, nostalgia as a reconstituted memory, and the socio-environmental experience of the African diaspora, particularly Afro-Caribbeans, through ecological metaphors of Black fragility, skin bleaching, and colorism. The space that exists between these vices is charged by the politics of identity, the clash of past and present, and the slippage between invention and record. Coral reef takes thousands of year to mature into community groups and develop symbiosis between fishery and shelter. As climate change and our waters begin to warm up, many of these coral reef systems fall victim to coral reef bleaching. The consequence is a dead sea symphony of white skeletons, void of life, movement and community. Shared narratives of self, family, and community are marked by a frozen nostalgia as each coral laid dormant, its memory is preserve as a white noise. 

Untitled Nostalgia (White Noise) Medium: Porcelain ceramic with cast altered forms.  Dimensions: 15'' X 15 '' Diameter Year: 2017 Photography by: David Gary Lloyd

Untitled Nostalgia (White Noise)
Medium: Porcelain ceramic with cast altered forms. 
Dimensions: 15'' X 15 '' Diameter
Year: 2017

Photography by: David Gary Lloyd

Exonerated - A drink and a sonnet to the last Barrier Reef Medium: Porcelain ceramic with cast altered forms.  Dimensions: 14.5" x 6" x 6.5" Year: 2017 Photography by: David Gary Lloyd

Exonerated - A drink and a sonnet to the last Barrier Reef
Medium: Porcelain ceramic with cast altered forms. 
Dimensions: 14.5" x 6" x 6.5"
Year: 2017

Photography by: David Gary Lloyd

Jaded Moonlight (Gardenia)                                                                                                                                              Medium: Porcelain ceramic with cast altered forms.  Dimensions: 10 in X 4 in x 5.5 in Year: 2017 Photography by: David Gary Lloyd  

Jaded Moonlight (Gardenia)                                                                                                                                             
Medium: Porcelain ceramic with cast altered forms. 
Dimensions: 10 in X 4 in x 5.5 in
Year: 2017
Photography by: David Gary Lloyd

 

Image Detail. Untitled Nostalgia (White Noise) Medium: Porcelain ceramic with cast altered forms.  Dimensions: 15'' X 15 '' Diameter Year: 2017 Photography by: David Gary Lloyd  

Image Detail.

Untitled Nostalgia (White Noise)
Medium: Porcelain ceramic with cast altered forms. 
Dimensions: 15'' X 15 '' Diameter
Year: 2017

Photography by: David Gary Lloyd

 

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