Inspired by her West African heritage, and her son Cosmo, Leena Similu’s fine art practice explores matriarchy, power-femininity and fertility under the moniker Yaya Situation. “I discovered ceramics when I was pregnant with my son three years ago and thinking about origins, and the heritage I could pass on to him,” the Los Angeles-based British transplant says.
A collection of work with ancient architectural references. When Sylvia Plath wrote "I didn’t want any flowers, I only wanted // To lie with my hands turned up and be utterly empty." was she writing about this work? It's completely possible.