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

canvas, ilala palm, acrylic, polypropylene, polyethylene, bone, wood

Dimensions

172cms x 122cms x 20cms

SHIELD COVERING (1996)

The shield is a symbol of protection of the Zulu nation. My interpretation combines modern day synthetics and indigenous palm leaves. As in the first work I see the skulls adding a sense of mystery and the presence of the ancestors.

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