Book of Hours

The archetype of the Witness is manifest in In The Book of Hours series. Keeping track of criminal injustices, I appropriate the devotional language of illuminated manuscripts for a secular critique of violence against women. I approach this subject as a survivor, with an intense desire to change hearts and minds through my art. At the core of this series is the ritualized act of counting. Counting not prayer beads in a rosary, but female victims in specific townships during set time periods.

Each piece depicts a female dancer whose body wrestles with cultural values prescribed to the genders as it is cut from a Christ or martyred saint. The afflicted female body is also directly referenced by the act of counting, each dot declaring that every woman matters