Nnenna Okore, a Nigerian tactile artist.







Nnenna Okore, Nigeria, from the exhibition Ulukububa (Infinite Flow).

From the pages: ” (her) art is inspired by the use of found objects, and by close attention to natural textures and forms.
Using basic materials such as clay, newspaper, wax and rope, her tactile and highly evocative sculptures take on dramatic and unanticipated forms. Her work celebrates the transformation of discarded materials into cultural objects… and brings a critical focus to bear on the consumption and recycling cultures in parts of Nigeria.”









                                                                             ‘Shield Me’, 2008.  Newspaper, acrylic, starch, yarn, rope.












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