Fiona Kirkwood

Fiona Kirkwood is a South African artist who lives in
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. She works in fibre and mixed media
to produce contemporary sculptures and installations

Artist's Statement

For me Magic refers to the inexpressible, mysterious, transforming, hypnotic, fascinating, mesmerizing, astral and supernatural.
I have experienced and explored magic in nature, in the rituals of religions, sangomas, astrology, in the belief systems and rituals of indigenous people in various countries that I have visited, such as Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Sri Lanka, India, Russia and South Africa where I now live, (having grown up in Scotland). I have had many inexplicable magical experiences in my own life.
I believe that the transforming act of creation is magical and I like to think that many of the works that I have made have a certain quality or presence that is beyond words.

Sorcerers Circle (2002)