Maya Matthews Ceramic Sculptures
Inspired by her culture and life experiences, Maya Matthew’s head and face sculptures are a celebration of blackness. Her pieces explore the healing, freedom, and empowerment of black people through representations of hairstyles, symbols, and expression. The emotional power of her sculptures create a pause in time, asking the onlooker to gain a new understanding of not only history but the true beauty of blackness.
Her exhibition garnered the attention of the Summit County Probate Court, and she was commissioned for a sculpture that will give hope to prisoners and their families at one of the lowest times of their lives.