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


polyester fabric, digital print


480 x 160 cm. (16 feet x 5 ½ feet)


In recent years I have been using hair as a metaphor for myself in my life in some of my works.

I like many other women and also some men attach importance to my hair.  It is for me one aspect of my self expression and creativity.  I have an emotional and of course physical connection to it. My hair also contains my DNA.

In this work I have used my hair (fibre) my body and my clothes (textile) to form a unit of expression, of design.  I also am surrounded by the hair of other people, black and white with whom I interact on a daily basis in South Africa.


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