Zig-Zag is an exhibition of nine gestural floor-standing steel sculptures. Zig-Zags occur in Malian chiwara masks and in ideograms, signifying a road that is not straight but contains many twists, turns, and detours. This work is the first to be inspired by African intellectual production rather than my experience of the culture at large. The movement and lightness in these sculptures counterbalances the current heaviness and instability in the world.
social protest, steel, story, social issues, social activist, political issues, memorial, multi-cultural, Mali, metal, Kasobane, Islam, identity image/text, heritage, genealogy, ethnicity, colonialism, bogolan, autobiography, Africa, Activism, post-colonialism, public art, decoration, pattern, Political, race, racism, resistance, site specific