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Outdated stereotypical gender roles are often adhered to in Islamic West African cultures.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