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My work lives in the space between looking, seeing and knowing.  My performances explore the concept of existing in a world with other humans; of being an object that experiences its reality in a sea of other objects simultaneously experiencing varying realities.  My visual work is of the things I can not say.  My essays are about those heavy, yet mass-less waves that bind us.  

I am interested in the psychological, sociological, and political nuances of visual language.  In thoughts, histories, memories, and awareness.  I am most interested in my role as a gazer as well as the gazed and in the poetry of consciously going through time with another person.   I adore the work of Doris Salcedo, Louise Bourgeois, Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono, Ana Mendieta and all the storytellers of my youth in Nigeria.