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freeforn textile relief sculpture
AFRICAN NEUTRALITY, 2024, freeform textile relief sculpture (from the African Spirit Series), approx 152cm x 183cm x 20cm... textile and tar on canvas.
...a vibrant tribute to Africa, through an amalgam or European and African textile...
The African Spirit Series...
... ... creates a pop art-inspired metaphor for the cultural colonization of Africa. The overall impressions of the pieces are that of colorful, pop art-inspired textile murals, reminiscent of the monumental installations within New York’s JFK American Airlines terminal. At the heart is a symbolic mixing of European and African cultures, reflected through the integration of more-elegant, typically-European evening fabrics with the more-traditional, everyday patternwork worn by many African cultures. The result is a new and pleasing visual aesthetic.
African Neutrality (detail 1)
African Neutrality (detail 2)
African Neutrality (detail 3)