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Artist statement

With an interest in documenting and creating contemporary channels of communication, Ogunbiyi creates mixed-media artworks.  Her approach is often site-specific, and explores botany, human adornment, and pattern—as textile, human habit, and repeated gesture.  References imbedded therein are informed by history, current events, and her interactions with particular places.  She uses drawing, sculpture, fabric, and collage to fragment and reorder this source material, which often includes personal anecdotes.  Recently, Ogunbiyi's work has featured renderings of hair with dessert, attachments made to hair, scars, topography maps, facebook pages, and stills from music videos.