So I was surprised when I saw her new installation of works.
For one, a pared down earthy vocabulary has emerged. Gone are her colorful sci-fi hybrids that evaded categorization.
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The Giver and Tree Woman seem to be icons of female virtuosity that are born from the earth.
Harking back to traditional African sculptures that were conceived with natural materials, these forms attempt to inhabit a place that looks backwards to a world of innocence. Yet, as much as Mutu aspires to evoke some sort of spiritual ificance, Singles party Adelaide Hills highly stylized figures, Tallest woman in Gladstone her bronze sculpture Water Woman,of the mythological East African mermaid Nguva, evade such a sensibility.
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A Wangechi Mutu sculpture. These smaller, static, roughly hewn sculptures resemble African deities from primordial times. Also made with red soil, the spheres are beautifully decorated with patterns in the tradition of Kenyan Makonde carving, and recall the planets that orbit in Free phone sexting numbers Banora Point like stars.
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One can only hope that this diversion will eventually realize new work that combines her use of nature with the refreshing unexpectedness of her former images.
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