Orange Crate Memories by Marce Nixon
Medium: Clay and paint
Size: 17 high x 12 diagonal width of sculpture
Artist Statement: My current body of work “Orange Crate Memories” is about my experiences as a young black woman growing up in Pittsburgh, PA. The orange crate has been a household staple in Pittsburgh since I can remember. An orange crate, most likely ‘borrowed’ from the corner store, holds some of my best memories. From getting my hair braided on the porch to playing basketball with fake gold teeth. I am inspired by West African textiles & ceramic history. Beneath the adornment of my work are rich meditative marks, that sing songs of resistance. Clay is archival, and every time I create I hear my grandma’s laughter saying ‘they couldn’t erase me’.
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