Lola Ogbara

My practice explores the multifaceted implications and ramifications of sexuality in regards to the human form. In an attempt to analyze sexuality, specifically pertaining to the bodies of women of color, I use the form of the body, as well as, the pointed absence of the body in my works. I investigate the myths in dangerousness surrounding the complexities of Black female existence often using and referencing my own body as a source of inspiration. This investigation has led to my interest in visual storytelling focused around the Black Femme reality. I work with clay as a material in order to emphasize a necessary fragility which symbolizes an essential contradiction implicit in empowerments. My work is a celebration of vulnerability and strength in which I intend to challenge social conditioning, assumptions of body consciousness, patriarchal constructs, and intersectional rights.

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