Widows of the soul series.
In this day and age it should be unheard of that anybody is denied their rights. Sadly, this is still the case in many African and third world countries, children and large majority of the populace are deprived of their fundamental Human Rights -Shelter, Food Education, Freedom of Expression, Thought, Democracy, etc. Alot of emotions are buried as a result of these denials, leading to lots of questions running through the minds of the children which remains unanswered by the society. Emotions end up repressed even though the people cling on to fading hope, masquerading their insecurities and fears with plastic smiles and over dependence on fate and religion.
It is imperative that the potentials of Africans, especially children are fully explored for the benefit of the society, the world and a better, brighter future
This body of work titled: Windows of the Soul series comprises of a collection of relief sculptures representative of anonymous African children, aims at Sensitising the public on the necessities of a closer examination of the needs of the African child beyond his facial expression however genial, but through his minds eye.
The sclpture pieces are produced from wood fiber, reinforced wood dust and adhesives comprising mainly of organic bye products from local sawmills and carpenter workshops which are usually disposed by burning in landfills, emitting harmful gasses that pollute the environment. This medium is the outcome of the artist studio upcycling experiment and is exclusively his.