” My Dad was always building or welding something, whether it be an addition to the house or a piece of furniture. I wanted to help him build extra rooms of the house too, but I was only 8; maybe that desire to build stayed with me from so long ago. My sculptures are like 3-D painting, combining video, sculpture and lights, even sometimes water and smell, they capture a place and people at a specific time of history. I try to do this with sensitivity to foreign cultures, shining a light on the little seen corners.””
Tracey has her amazing studio in Oakland, where she creates art pieces shown in exhibitions all over the world. Tracey wanted to clean her studio before my visit, she was nice enough not to clean it too much.