In the figures that I channel here, I have sought to convey a sense of the autochoreography of form: an unrestrained path conscious of itself as both movement and shape, or as a trace that dances as it rhythmically unites intuition and intellect. Form here pulsates and expresses itself, emancipated from the requirement of representing another element symbolically. I am interested in the decolonial possibilities that emerge for the visual arts when thought confronts a familiar but estranged alterity harbored within form, allowing it to have the self-affirming goal of merely being itself, free from the logic of utility. At that juncture drawing also becomes the search for a kind of identity that emerges one moment and comes undone the next, for it is an identity assembled in the shadows of postcolonial encounter.

The forms included here reflect various histories of this...