Gravity Waves – “Certain Atmosphere waves within a planet’s atmosphere”
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In Journey to self discovery as a black Caribbean woman from Barbados, questioning my position, power and value in everyday situations, personal spaces and social structures. Questioning and investigating my cultural identity, I asked myself many times, who am I? What am I? What is my position? What is my power? And what is my value?
My introspection yielded my daily personal mantra, I face myself, telling myself, finally I love myself. In the face of an exhaustive landscape of stereotypes and perceptions that exist in the Global social structure, invading and disturbing my personal space and thoughts. Sometimes, I become very quiet and show parts of the body moving in the empty white spaces in the painting. Quietly playing with negative space and positive space. However, there are moments in the paintings of loud, bold patterns and flat colors which I asked myself, does loud mean confidence or aggression?
In the performance art piece “The Astronaut”, an astronaut is traveling to other planets and encountering creatures which she questions and describes the creatures who happen to be her internal feelings and thoughts like the paintings. The performance piece is playful and full of questions and curiosity of identity.
I feel as though my personal journey and thoughts are activated from social structures and making me question how should I navigate in the social spaces? Therefore, I thought that the term Gravity Waves works with my current situation of understanding oneself.
Sheena Rose, Gravity Waves, 2018
Stop in to view all the pieces from Sheena Rose’s exhibit titled Gravity Waves!