layers beneath the crust
to some substrata of memories.

Inside the serpentine shafts
the compulsive sifting through the spoors.

It is in hindsight that I perceive my work as an ongoing process, an attempt to plumb the depths of that  “primordial slime from which life first emerged,”  and  to reveal to myself again and again, through work after work,  the site of my own origin.

– Margaret L. Chen


2005      Silver Musgrave Medal for distinction in Sculpture & Art Education, from the Institute of Jamaica.

2002      Art residency (Reed Found. Fellowship) Vermont Studio Centre, Vt.

2000      Art residency at the Bemis Centre for Contemporary Art, NE.,U.S.A.


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