Tuesday, 2 December 2008

yinka shonibare

You all may be familiar with this guy's work, but I just discovered him after finding a an amazingly beautiful book about him in the Louvre bookshop. Yinka Shonibare was born in England in 1962 and raised in Nigeria. In his works he explores the issues of race and class and features the use of Dutch wax fabric. Absolutely brilliant. Pictured above is also an Xmas tree he was asked to design for the Tate Britain in 2001 where he wrapped 102 cone branches in shredded fabric. Here is a link for an "Alien Christmas Angel" designed by Shonibare.

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