(Dis)comfort Gourd: I eat and I eat and I eat (2022)
The calabash (bottle gourd) is a point of nostalgic familiarity. A symbol of searching for homely comforts against diasporic discomforts.
315 by 40 by 30 cm
Chicken wire, paper, pva glue, twine, cotton string, latex, acrylic, sand, sunflower seed husks, sheep’s wool and salt dough
"I eat and I eat and I eat" tells a story of overwhelming fullness. Of stuffing, overspilling and overeating. Home feels less abstract when eating home-cooked food. My stomach grounds me to the earth.