Ashley M. Freeby

The Living Room

April 2016

 In The Living Room, along the same lines as the dining room, this constructed space became a place for meditation on the historical division between whites and blacks. Images of slavery, were discreetly placed in the wall paper. I thought, if walls could talk within my hypothetical living room where both sides of my family would be present, what stories would they tell in order to create an environment for the stimulation of a narrative of togetherness, oneness, and reconciliation from the inherited perpetuated trauma of the past.

The Dining Room

April 2015

This room became a hypothetical space where the artist could finally have a family dinner with her white mother and her black father. The centerpiece is a table constructed of wood joined together by glue and bisque joinery. The two combined methods create a stronger bond between the multiple species of wood. The table and this process of joinery becomes a metaphor for humanity - a place where bonds can be formed between a multitude of individuals of all background.

paintings "Black," "White," and "Other"

The Living Room

April 2016

 In The Living Room, along the same lines as the dining room, this constructed space became a place for meditation on the historical division between whites and blacks. Images of slavery, were discreetly placed in the wall paper. I thought, if walls could talk within my hypothetical living room where both sides of my family would be present, what stories would they tell in order to create an environment for the stimulation of a narrative of togetherness, oneness, and reconciliation from the inherited perpetuated trauma of the past.

The Dining Room

April 2015

This room became a hypothetical space where the artist could finally have a family dinner with her white mother and her black father. The centerpiece is a table constructed of wood joined together by glue and bisque joinery. The two combined methods create a stronger bond between the multiple species of wood. The table and this process of joinery becomes a metaphor for humanity - a place where bonds can be formed between a multitude of individuals of all background.