The Obas – Hyphenated
Installation, repurposed clothing, board, wire, acrylic, used Victorian rug, used lamp and table
Dimensions: Variable dimension
Media: Fabricated costume and headdress from repurposed clothing/fabric, found metal, wire, used Victorian rug,
Dimensions: Life size
Fabricated from repurposed clothing, the dresses reference the late nineteenth century royal court styles of the European nations that colonized Africa. And a series of constructed headdresses inspired by African traditional headdresses
This headpiece replaces the heads of the figures, thus creating a hybridized or syncretic collapse between 19th century Western and African mythology.