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'Alpha II'

£400.00Price

By placing the traditional headdress of the founder of the Temne tribe from Sierra Leone, of which my family are descendants of, I seek to elevate the often undermined female Sierra Leonean figure.

 

Outdated stereotypical gender roles are often adhered to in Islamic West African cultures. Within this biro pen portrait on a Sierra Leonean text from the 1960s I seek to create a new found matriarchal paradigm with this re-presentation of power.

 

This work has previosuly been exhibited at The John Lennon Building In Liverpool and South London Gallery with Bloomberg New Contemporaries.

297 X 210 mm