Heirloom (2013) appropriates the classic Wedgwood China “Willow” pattern – a ubiquitous symbol of colonial-era English affluence, as well as its appropriation of “other” cultures. For Heirloom Norman has delicately painted a version of the Willow pattern onto a series of found ceramics, using her own blood as the medium. This disturbing work reveals the violent implications that these decorative acts of appropriation harbor, and the consequences of their ideological underpinnings.                  

 Jeff Khan, Performance Space.