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

TREES AND ROOTS (1980 - 1981)

"Trees and Roots" was inspired by a search for my South African roots and the environment of trees and roots which surrounded me in my new home in Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal.


The space and light of South Africa is so different from that of my country of birth, Scotland, and has affected me very deeply. I was playing with broken colour, line and spacial relationships in these three works, showing my awareness of modern technology and using synthetic materials.