More about the artwork
Blue thinking, 2016
Blue thinking is one of the smallest steel sculptures made by Nigerian artist Sokari Douglas Camp. This piece of art was created in 2016 and according to the artist’s words, it took inspiration from “The thinker”, by Auguste Rodin. Blue thinking was presented at the October Gallery, AKAA Fair in Paris. The artwork represents a woman sitting on a jerry can. The oil production process is often an element used by Sokari Douglas Camp for expressing her passionate participation in environmental issues. Above all, the one concerning Niger Delta.
Even in the seriousness of the topic, Blue thinking is a message of hope: nature regrows from the half-opened barrel and the woman, immersed in her thoughts, is surrounded by hibiscus flowering all around her. A testimony of how Earth always finds reserves and strength, enduring as long as life lasts.