Stacey Gillian Abe’s concepts highlight specific complex situations as autobiographical documentation drawn from earlier and continuous experiences, they attempt to critique stereotypical depictions of her as a black woman by drawing focus to the mind’s suppleness. These materialize into created imagined spaces that instigate a surreal mystical feel to the work at their best borne of two realms contrasting and complementing each other. The work probes unsettling narratives on the subject of identity, gender, spirituality, and cultural mysticism, the past, and present.
Each space that Gillian works on has its own contexts and gets its own interpretations; it also springs views on self-resilience and what can be overcome.
She has incorporated a metaphorical and experimental approach to her work through her interest in exploring new techniques with parallel mediums like glass and ceramics, fibers, textures, and light photography. They draw attention to the hand-made through the method of tying together and binding, stitching, clustering, and pairing which are assembled and layered in metaphorical constructs.