Created both indoors and outdoors, my sculptures and installations evoke the forms of wall works, Land Art, and still lifes. Some works are permanent, while others last only for a day or until the rain washes them away. The work describes an internal geography—a romantic one—influenced by the rural, rugged terrain of my youth and the cities where I have lived. Materials with a strong physical presence, such as wood, rock, and paint, are paired with those that possess spiritual or even mystical associations, such as mirrors and light. Organic elements are interrupted by hard angles; real space is juxtaposed with the illusory. Whether one interprets the work as an object, portal, painting, or perhaps “artifact” from the future, the visual effect derives from wonderment for the landscapes I feel bound to and drawn to capture through lenses of femininity and the mythical.
Letter from Jackson
Call For Artists
Editor Jasmine Amussen recounts a spring in Mississippi and the waters that move thru us and the Legacies of the Great Migration at Mississippi Museum of Art.
In conjunction with the group exhibition, A Movement in Every Direction, at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Bryn Evans speaks with featured artist Akea Brionne to discuss storytelling, ancestral media, and the relationship between identity and geography.
Our monthly round up of calls, residencies, and opportunities includes The Bennett Prize, an arts competition in Lake City, South Carolina and The Arte Laguna Prize 2023 in Venice, Italy.