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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. 

The Death of Venus (We gon' be alright)
Medium: Slipped cast porcelain ceramic, hand build & altered forms
Dimensions: 12” diameter
Year: 2019

Photography by: David Gary Lloyd

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Fall from grace (Beautiful absense)
Medium: Slipped cast porcelain ceramic, hand build & altered forms
Dimensions:
Year: 2019

Photography by: David Gary Lloyd

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White Noise, Let the choir sing a magnified silence (25 Affirmation)
Medium: Slipped Cast Porcelain, Hand Build & Altered Forms
Dimensions: 5 ft X 5 ft
Year: 2017

Photography by: David Gary Llyod

Tea with the Queen (Reparations)
Medium: Porcelain ceramic with cast altered forms and hand built
Dimensions: 14” x 7” x 7”
Year: 2019

Photography by: David Gary Lloyd

Death of a Nation, Time as lovers and faithful sinners
Medium: Porcelain ceramic with cast altered forms and hand built
Year: 2019

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

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Black Death - Crown of thorns
Medium: Porcelain ceramic with cast altered forms and hand built
Dimensions: 14.5" x 6" x 6.5"
Year: 2019

Photography by: David Gary Lloyd

The ocean dances over sun buttered mountains  Medium: Porclean Ceramics & Slip Cast Dimensions: 8 ft x 4 ft  Year: 2019  Photo by David Gary Lloyd

The ocean dances over sun buttered mountains
Medium: Porclean Ceramics & Slip Cast
Dimensions: 8 ft x 4 ft
Year: 2019

Photo by David Gary Lloyd

The Death of Venus (A New Republic)
Medium: Slipped cast porcelain ceramic
Dimensions: 12" x 12" x 7.5"
Year: 2019

Photo Credit: Pedro Wazzan

Fall from grace (birth and rebirth)
Medium: Porcelain ceramic with cast altered forms
Dimensions: 18” - 20” diameter
Year: 2019

Photography by: David Gary Lloyd

The ocean dances over sun buttered mountains
Medium: Porclean Ceramics & Slip Cast
Dimensions: 8 ft x 4 ft
Year: 2019

Convervations with my mirror (black liberation)
Medium: Porcelain ceramic with cast altered forms.
Dimensions: 14.5" x 6" x 6.5"
Year: 2019

Photography by: David Gary Lloyd

Regal Black Madonna (black is black, black is motherhood)
Medium: Porcelain ceramic with cast altered forms.
Dimensions: 12" x 12" x 6.5"
Year: 2019

Photography by: Pedro Wazzan

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

Photography by: David Gary Lloyd

Title: "Rebirth", Medium: Porcelain Ceramic, Dimensions: 15" x 15" Diameter, Year: 2017

The Death of Venus, Botticelli
Medium: Porcelain ceramic with cast altered forms
Dimensions: 10'' X 16 ''
Year: 2017

Photography by: David Gary Lloyd

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The birth of Venus (White feminist savior of Native Land)
Medium: Porcelain ceramic with cast altered forms.
Dimensions: 12" x 12" x 6.5"
Year: 2019

Photography by: Pedro Wazzan

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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

Dancing with faith, thieves bloom in two shades of cream
Medium: Slipped cast porcelain ceramic, hand build & altered forms
Dimensions: 12” x 12" x 7"
Year: 2019

Photography by: Pedro Wazzan

Skin morph eulogies as broken promises
Medium: Porcelain ceramics, slip cast and hand altered forms
Dimension: 22’’ – 24” dimeter
Year: 2019

Photography by: David Gary Lloyd

Black Madonna (black is thicker than blood)
Medium: Slipped cast porcelain ceramic, hand build & altered forms
Dimensions: 12” x 12" x 6.5"
Year: 2019

Photography by: Pedro Wazzan

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