Hypogean Tip (installed at Sugarhill Museum)
Engaged in broad fields of practice from public art and gallery work to activist based Community Theater, Owens tackles issues of hierarchical social conditions, the environment, consumption and where these things intersect. Working sculpturally, performatively and socially, she uses material as meaning: what the sculpture is made of-is what the sculpture means-is what the sculpture does. Bottle shards, coal, cut up humvees, and the dust of marble are all used to convey meaning and emotion as they take on forms from porch to iceberg. Often with jobs beyond metaphor, the sculptures become stages, public seating, & centers for protest.