© 2019 May Okafor

Artist, Nigeria

Exhibition

Current body of work

Title: Beneath Earth

Genre: Performance

Date: 2019

Beneath Earth

Of Clay

And Water

Of Dust, And Matter

I Bury Myself, My Body, My Soul

Beneath the Ground

Niched in white Porcelain Enameled Cast Iron

I Soak My Entire Being, My Very Essence

I Watch My Skin Burn

In Grave Encircled with Flames

Wounds

Deep Cuts

And Mutilations Grace this Journey

Like that of the Hero in Crises

From Which Change Must Come

Like the Phoenix, Shedding the Past

Cleansing off the Ashes

I Rise

I Rise to A New Self,

A New Essence, A New Soul

Yes, I Rise

To a New Me, I Rise!

May Okafor, 2019