“Provenance is my newest print series that features a liminal figure maneuvering through space with a house structure worn as a mask / headdress. The house structure is a replication of my maternal family home in Grenada, West Indies that dates back to the turn of the 19th century. By manipulating the surface of the polyester prints using mixed media techniques of collage and embroidery I explore concepts of past and present-day colonialism, and notions of provenance as it relates to origin, authorship and ownership.
Provenance also features a series of mixed media wall hangings that investigate the subject of currency as a synthesis of physical and sensorial transmission of energy. Using repetitious lines to emit an actual measurable energy and force that is normally associated with the intangible or unseen but is instinctual and universal. My interest and use of gold functions as a visualization of radiation and divination.” - Shervone Neckles