This sculpture features Victorian influenced clothing in Namibia, the hands are saluting or surrendering to the viewer is so intriguing. Pattern making and posing is an important element of this work, because the Herero people were forced into wearing this form of clothing. But they made it their own by adding head wear that is fashioned into the form of cow horns, something that they admire. ‘Looking for grace’ faces the viewer with the history and culture of Namibian people. The artist has used this pose in the search for the sublime.
Looking for Grace
Materials: Nickel-coated steel
Housed: Ubersee Museum, Bremen, Germany
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