I am SiouxBean. A fighter, a survivor, a warrior. Through my work in clay, I explore the relationship we have to the cultural artifact, ephemerality, visual cultural aesthetic and the collective memory of the experiential.
Culture, clay, experience and justice are all participants within my tools of investigation. Using food as bait to share a moment, interact with my work, imprint a memory. A memory of experience, on all senses, touch taste and see, why I fight.
With roots in counter culture, the ceremonial smashing of my work goes against the craft culture of my medium, evoking levels of emotion on the exhaustive nature of the daily struggle. To invest hours in a piece only to later have it destroyed in seconds is as equally rewarding to me, as it is to a Chef spending hours on a soup, to only have it devoured in mere minutes.