The body is a vessel containing remnants of an individual existence. Moments that shape you leave behind evidence. Details slip away, but their impact remains. Mia Badham's work contemplates the markings our lives leave behind. She thinks of wrinkles and scars as a body's evidence of old memories or forgotten pain. Skin becomes a site to be excavated, unearthing the stories beneath. In this series of recent paper and mixed-media sculptures she investigates the complex layering of memory and how different elements collage together over time. Examining how seemingly random interactions overlap to reveal something unexpected.
Mia Badham recently graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with her Bachelor of Fine Arts and minors in Art History and Marketing. She utilizes a variety of different media, with particular focus on mixed media sculpture and ceramics. In addition to creating her own artwork, she works as a studio assistant for a local ceramic artist.