Welcome back lovelies to the official site for Beautiful Thoughtz. I apologise that it took over a month for us to get back on the emancipation of art that we do but we haven’t been idle all this time. I would share all the amazing things I have been up to while we were offline such as the viewing of the wind sculpture VI.

On a happy party Friday, I headed over to see the wind sculpture VI by Yinka Shonibare at the Ndubuisi Park, Lagos. I had missed the major event but I invited an interesting friend of mine, Temitayo Akere and together, we took pictures.

My Research

After reading up on the sculpture, I realized it was a sort of reflection of what our Nigerian ankara wrapper would look like if it dried, wet on a clothes line with the sky cloudy and the wind roaring in anticipation of rain.

This art was made of steel and hand-painted fiberglass and it lends a voice, telling artists they can do more with whatever materials they have.

You could create beauty with recycled nylons, for example.

Impressions

This was the first time I saw one of Yinka Shonibare’s work and I simply felt a sense of peace being around this sculpture.

It seemed this work is not just beautiful but it sort of furthered a message that said culture is unique but can be developed.

 

Afterthoughts:

Are you familiar with other wind sculptures by Yinka Shonibare?

I remember so many parents and children were at the park on the day I looked for this sculpture.

Did you see this art at the Ndubuisi park?

Did you like this art as much as I did?

Did you take pictures?

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Have a lovely weekend

Note: All the pictures were taken with my phone hence the picture quality.

 

 

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