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The last event I went to before lockitylock... and what a night, what a reason to celebrate! Hugs, hiphop, and humbling awards. That jammy intersection of art and social practice. Thank you again for honoring me @baxterstccny 📷: @bfa
Cc: @raekwon @blackthought @theroots big up🙌...
Heartbreakingly, it seems that grief and trauma are going to be experiences that unite more of us than they divide... so, though I don’t usually share works in progress, here’s some things I began working on last year.
Shortly after my Mum died I found a grief counselor in Brooklyn and we began a process called EMDR.
This is a modality that accesses the left and right brain alternately whilst you think of an overwhelming, stuck memory until the brain is able to move and matabolize it.
After some weeks, and us only having just scratched the surface, she said she felt intuitively that I might have other traumas that needed addressing and asked me to speak about my experience with men and violence.
I shared a few things that I won’t go into here. She decided to park the grief work for a bit so that we could work through those memories.
It’s a long fucking road. My summer involved me having to create a “trauma map” for her to work off, which I did whilst finishing the ceramic works for my last solo show.
The series I’m currently working on is an expansion of my last show and I’m calling it Show Me Your Bruises Then!, but I’m not finding this time to be furtile ground for creativity so don’t know when I’ll return to my practice... and I’m learning how to surrendour to that too.
I’ve found EMDR effective, tangible, and fascinating. I wish everyone who needed it had access to it 🖤
Ink, thread, vintage textiles.
#showMeYourBruisesThen #emdr #zoebuckman...
Day 14 of isolation and we’re channeling our inner George Harrison haard over here!🙏 trying to get that natural high up ya get me. (mantras for the divine Femanine: Radha, and the divine couple: Radha-Krishna. And for the guru Prabhupad.) bless up! One.x #radheRadhe...
For Mother’s Day today I wrote about my experience of grief for British Vogue. Please take a look if you feel called to! (Link in bio.) I touch on what it’s like navigating loss in the current status quo of isolation and anxiety, our societie’s different approaches to the grieving person, and just generally the continuing death and rebirth cycle that is living with, not getting over, grief.
I said you learn who’s in your corner and who is not (both huge gifts) so actually I just want to say some thank you’s. There were many folk who showed up for me whilst my mum was dying and after, and I will never forget that, and there were a few who to me were like oxygen: 🙏Martha, Sabrina, Rose, Dionne, Michael, Michi, Shari, Rujeko, Ellie, ViraBudra, Cleo 🙏
@britishvogue editor @kerrymcdermott ! #zoebuckman #jennieBuckman #mothersDay #grief