Chakaia Booker



Perhaps most well known for her sculptural and abstract assemblages made from recycled tires, Chakaia Booker creates works that range from wearable sculptures to wall-mounted pieces. Her work engages a multitude of themes including race, gender, class, environmentalism, and commercialism. Often the artist's prints and sculptures retain little to no color and are typically rendered entirely in black. In this way, the tread patterns and textured details become more apparent, and allude to both scarification practices employed by some African cultures, as well as marks from slavery whippings. 

Image courtesy of Chakaia Booker studio