Heirloom
Washed and hand-sewn cement packets, bamboo, cotton, brass bolt
4500 x 2400 x 150 mm
2016

This series continues the artist’s use of hand-sewn cement packets as material metaphors to question and investigate the ramifications of industrial progress and infrastructural development in key Sub-Saharan African countries. The inclusion of the bamboo as well as the form of several of the works themselves, aim to align these concerns to current narratives surrounding the growing China-Africa relationship as well as notions of capital flight and issues surrounding foreign direct investment.

 

 

 

  Untitled (Fujian)
Washed and hand-sewn cement packets, cotton, found objects, steel telephone pole, twine, bamboo
5400 x 2250 x 190 mm
2016

 

 

 

Untitled (Kwanza)
Washed and hand-sewn cement packets, cotton, found objects, twine, bamboo
2200 x 2300 x 120 mm
2016

 

 

 

 

  Untitled (Dhow)
Washed and hand-sewn cement packets, cotton, twine, bamboo
3000 x 2750 x 120 mm
2016
Michael MacGarry, contemporary African art, African art, contemporary art, Africa, sculpture