Tea Time

Dublin Core

Title

Tea Time

Description

Using the curly line paired with historical objects becomes a way to speak to issues of race, gender, beauty, class, and labor. In Sharon Norwood’s work, the curly line becomes the Black body, and at other times it lives within the decorative, ornate space that connects back to the formal language of drawing, and mark-making. The nature of Norwood’s subjects shifts between hair and line, between political and non-political. At one moment the work is read as hair, while at other times it is simply a beautiful gesture. The line serves many purposes. It is both drawing as well as a signifier for the Black body, allowing for complex, layered conversations that address ideas of displacement, otherness, and issues related to misrepresentations in popular culture.

Creator

Sharon Norwood

Source

Courtesy of the artist, Sharon Norwood

Date

2018

Rights

All rights are held by the artist, Sharon Norwood

Format

Ceramic: decal drawings on vintage china

Identifier

L2021.18b

Files

DSC_0445.jpg

Reference

Tea Time, Sharon Norwood, 2018

Cite As

Sharon Norwood, “Tea Time,” AMUM Virtual Exhibitions, accessed May 25, 2024, https://amum.omeka.net/items/show/110.