Future Ephemera

Pupa State, 2020, Yarn, Wax, 32in x 15in x 20in

Pupa State (detail) Yarn, Wax, 32in x 15in x 20in

A Departure From Should To Could, 2019, Wooden Reed, 23in x 15in x 12in

Collective Identity, 2018, Plaster, Found Clothing, Wooden Shelves, 78in x 48in x 20in

Nigreos Seminbus (Black Seed), 2019, 48in x 16in x 15in

Spatial Drawing, 2019, Clothes Line, Paper, Thread, 14in x 12in x 16in

Conversation Pieces, 2018, Paper, Canvas, Wax, 12in x 12in x 8in

Posted on: May 6, 2020
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My practice is a vessel used to present larger conversations of representation and visibility of the African American image, intellect, and spirit. I look to explore future possibilities of expression for myself and my peers using craft techniques and research processes. Stitching together language, paper, steel, and my community, I present my perspective of the vulnerability and grace within the black experience. By constructing a new world of possibilities, my practice continues cultivating the generosity of exchange and conversation. To begin unlearning and relearning the histories of untold memories, stories and truths is to reconfigure the way we interact with the present. This, in turn, begins to unfold possibilities for the future. My work is an ode to the people who came before me, a reflection of the time in which I currently reside, and a point of reference for those in the future.




Ashley Page

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BFA Alumni

Major: Sculpture

Graduation Year: 2020


Artist Statement:

My practice is a vessel used to present larger conversations of representation and visibility of the African American image, intellect, and spirit. I look to explore future possibilities of expression for myself and my peers using craft techniques and research processes. Stitching together language, paper, steel, and my community, I present my perspective of the vulnerability and grace within the black experience. By constructing a new world of possibilities, my practice continues cultivating the generosity of exchange and conversation. To begin unlearning and relearning the histories of untold memories, stories and truths is to reconfigure the way we interact with the present. This, in turn, begins to unfold possibilities for the future. My work is an ode to the people who came before me, a reflection of the time in which I currently reside, and a point of reference for those in the future.

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