Santa Fe-based artist b. brown considers herself an “emerging artist,” though she’s been creating for more than thirty years.
“I come from a family of artists, so art and creativity is definitely part of my DNA,” brown says. She originally thought she wanted to be a dancer, and beyond playing with clay at camp when she was 10, she’d never worked with the medium until she took a ceramics class while studying at Goddard College in Vermont. “I quickly fell in love and diverted all of my time and attention to this clay studio,” she shares.
Her upcoming show at Hecho Gallery feels like a “cycle of completion.” Titled A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky, a reference to a draft speech in science fiction writer Octavia Butler’s archive, brown’s show explores Afro and Indigenous futurism and “the whole conundrum of being alive in this era,” she says.