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SERENGETI STRIPES

freeforn textile relief sculpture

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Serengeti Stripes, 2023 (from the African Spirit Series), freeform textile relief sculpture, 230cm x 180cm x 20cm (unframed)... textile, tar and plastic sheeting on canvas... can be configured to other dimensions and shapes, upon request.

...a vibrant commentary on the colonization of 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.

 

 

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Serengeti Stripes (detail 1)

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Serengeti Stripes (detail 2)

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