As an Artist, I work with mixed materials to produce three-dimensional artworks that are striking and distinctive in style. Borrowing elements from dance, fashion and world cultures my hand-drawn figures are decorated with textiles and recycled materials that have been manipulated by hand. To develop my work I am creating an exciting project that will include 8 large-scale pieces to exhibit in 2018. I have confirmed exhibitions in Central London at The Koppel Project and Circus in June; and I am currently researching 2 more venues.
I explore dance in relation to textiles; how human beings occupy space while in motion and the shapes they create. I’ve looked into the relationship between costume and dance – in particular the movement of fabric whilst in motion and how costume influences the dancer’s routine. The inspiration behind this series will be contemporary circus and performance art. I will combine contrasting colours and patterns to create bold imagery.
During the exhibitions I am going to host artists’ talks and textile workshops that explore the versatility of collage to tell stories and communicate ideas. I have successfully put this into practise in an Arts Programme in Ghana.
I am really passionate about my handcrafted artworks but recognise that I need help with production to take this new body of work to the next stage in its development.
Your contribution will go towards:
Materials: £1,000 (Fabric + Canvas + Stretchers + Adhesive)
Production: £1,280 (Framing £800 + Scanning £480)
Transport for artwork: £664 (incl Packaging £464)
Workshop/Artist Talk: £280 (Chairs + Tables + Venue)
Studio Rent: £450 (£90/month over course of events)
Total = £3,674
Amount requested = £2,000
Postcard (PLEDGE £10 OR MORE)
Art Cards (PLEDGE £25 OR MORE)
Signed 5"x7" Daydreamer Print (PLEDGE £50 OR MORE)
Inspired by world cultures, this collage examines how African costume is adopted and adapted by the Diaspora. The use of the wax print fabric pays homage to the artist's Nigerian ancestry and design inspired by the traditional East African textiles she has encountered. The calming poise of Daydreamer emulates the East African woman, styled in a blue floor length Kitenge.
Signed A4 Raffia Print (PLEDGE £85/£120 OR MORE)
This collage examines how African costume is adopted and adapted by the Diaspora. The use of the wax print fabric pays homage to the artist's Nigerian ancestry and design inspired by the traditional West African textiles she has encountered. The jaunty stance of Raffia, styled in a vibrant orange boubou and matching head-dress, is an interpretation of Onome’s observations at social functions.
Risks and challenges
I am exploring other funding opportunities and if I am unsuccessful I will need to modify the project. This will include forgoing purchasing of new materials and considering new display ideas that could work without framing. Extensive research and development has already gone into this new body of work, this includes designs from a sponsored trip to Ghana and I am eager to share this work with the public.
My final option would be to self-fund and it would take 8 months to earn the money from my part-time job. However I would be unable to progress with the project this year.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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