This work offers an intricate representation of masquerades dances and celebrations. The main character is ‘Jonkonnu,’ John Canoe.’ The mystery around who he enriched the work of a mysterious veil. The use of heels underlines the artistic synthesis proper to the creator who inserts Western influences in the depictions of life in the Kalabari culture.
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.