Textiles engage upon a search for belonging: studying the Black female body, personal identities, and a connection to Black history. Repetitive ideologies of powerful creatures are embedded as talismans within Simone’s work: enhancing upon otherness and the Black body’s relation rooted in a kinship of power and survival. Simone creates narratives through cultural mythology, history, and personal landscapes.
The connection to a global diaspora of a Black community is an important objective, whilst creating works from a craft that is rigorous and tactile. The outcome is a body of work of large textiles that illuminate creative content rooted in a powerful history.