A sculpture that inevitably leads the viewer to the homeland of its creator, Nigeria. The echo of the Kalabari culture is strong, and the choice of the materials used is yet another means of the sculptress to highlight the environmental issue of the Niger Delta, affected by pollution. This piece is a man cross-dressing as an ‘Iriabo’ a Kalabari woman dress.
About the artist
Sokari Douglas Camp African and Western cultures meet here. The two realities merge into a harmonious but outlined whole. In her art, the echo of Kalabari rituals is strong but unified beautifully with other cultural belongings. This artist's path is remarkable, and her works that highlight socio-political and environmental issues continue to result exuberant and mysterious, daring and aware.