ceramic; 6x17x10”

“I recently learned about the biological effect of chronic racism on the maternal mortality of African-American women. Until that moment, I thought I understood racism but I had not. It is not just an economic or educational problem but something much more pervasive, systemic, causing black women to age faster than white women with deadly consequences. “And then she realized” uses pollen as a metaphor for receiving information, fertilizing a new understanding that radically changes perspective.”

ARTIST BIO: Ana England’s numerous exhibitions include solo shows at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Miami University Art Museum and Texas Christian University. She has completed many commissions and has given lectures in Hawaii, Venezuela and Belgium. Her work is widely reviewed in books and journals such as Sculpture Magazine and Ceramics Monthly. Ana is Professor Emeritus at Northern Kentucky University, where she taught for 30 years.