Cultures are an essential part of conflict and conflict resolution, shaping our perceptions and ideas of self. They are always changing and always being renegotiated, and we are constantly caught in this shift, forcing us to have debates with ourselves about who we are and who we want to be.The average person you meet today is a delicious coalescence of multiple cultures and influences.
We are all other.
We are all different and yet the same, with threads connecting us more closely than we realise.
It is this state of otherness that I seek to engage through my work, by exploring the tensions between past and present against a cultural backdrop.In this body of work I employ the Tiv A’nger cloth and its iterations to engage with the social identity and symbolic expression of the cultural values of the Tiv people tied to peace, strength, love, unity, harmony and sinceritywith the a’nger symbolizing a harmony of oddities
Wan Ipav (Daughter of Ipav)

2021 21 x 18.5” Charcoal, oil, acrylic, A’nger cloth on canvas

Seihia (One of a kind)

2021 21.5 x 17.5”, Charcoal, oil, acrylic, A’nger cloth on canvas

Hembadoon (Even so it is still good)

2021 20.5 x 16.5” Charcoal, oil, acrylic, A’nger cloth on canvas

Kumakavwen (It is time to understand)

2021, 23 x 17.5”, Charcoal, oil, acrylic, A’nger cloth on canvas

Avadoo (It shall be good)

202121.5 x 17.5”, Charcoal, oil, acrylic, A’nger cloth on canvas

Amboraivungu (Carved Head) I

2021 21 x 17” Charcoal, oil, acrylic, A’nger cloth on canvas

Amboraivungu (Carved Head) II

2021 21 x 17” Charcoal, oil, acrylic, A’nger cloth on canvas

Bundesaan - (No longer lost)

2021 50 x 50” Charcoal, oil, acrylic, A’nger cloth on canvas

Mba-a-de-ga (they have not stopped)

2021 58 x 58” Charcoal, oil, acrylic, A’nger cloth on canvas

Kura (keep watch or guard)

2021, 48 x 48”, Charcoal, oil, acrylic, A’nger cloth on canvas

The Wedding Night 1 & 2

(Diptych), 202120 x 16”, Linocut print transfer, acrylic, oil and goldleaf on a’nger cloth