Exploring ideas of identity and how our encounters with the world we inhabit shape us, re-discovering my African/Nigerian/Igbo heritage, including re-learning and recovering language memories.
UWA NIILE means All Our Worlds in the Igbo language. Though inspired and anchored by landscape and memory, the painting moves beyond the bounds of this earth, belonging in space rather than place with cultural transience and yearning stretching sense of distance; movements through time becoming space, becoming memory, becoming..
UWA NIILE (PFHOEM)
Acrylic, recycled yarn, modelling paste, gold leaf and oil pastel on canvas in white wood floater frame; w 126 x h 156 x d 5 cm