Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Drawing, "Woman in Igbo Print Dress"


I've just completed a set of drawings that will be on view at NYU in a few days. This drawing is called "Woman in Igbo Print Dress." The pattern on the dress is inspired by Ukara cloth. This kind of cloth incorporates symbols that are designed to give it meaning and power.

The title of the show is "Rooted Expressions." Although I have roots in Nigeria, I have never been there and I want to explore that side of my ancestry. However, I feel that I am learning about Nigeria while naturally using America as my point of reference.

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  1. The pattern on the dress is inspired by Ukara cloth. This kind of cloth incorporates symbols that are designed to give it meaning and power. Printing

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