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

Media

acrylic, canvas, polypropylene, polyethylene, wood, bone, feathers, perspex, found objects, quills

Dimensions

123cms x 81cms x 65cms

TALISMAN FOR AFRICA - TODAY (1988)

In 1988 I began a series of works with the theme of the "talisman". The talisman is a magical, protective charm worn or carried to avert evil from or bring good luck to its holder. I made a series of works which I saw as a triptych called "Talisman for Africa": "Yesterday", "Today" and "Tomorrow".

These works for me existed at two levels: The lower level being the political state of South Africa in "Yesterday", "Today" and "Tomorrow". The upper level represents the input of lucky charms to arrest evil and bring good luck.

 

Talisman for Africa: Today  1988
(Details)
 
This work talks of turmoil, chaos, change, death and destruction.

 

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