Sharia Fubara

Year: 2000
Materials: Steel and fabric
Housed: Sold

Sharia Fubara was made in a ten day residency in Indiana State University. At this time there was a new instrument that was being imported into Nigeria that cut off thieves’ hand more easily. I felt very threatened by this punishment for stealing and made this sculpture to remember this movement in Nigeria’s history. Duein Fubara is traditional Kalabari sculpture that commemorates the achievements of our ancestors; it is normally very flat and resembles a formal photograph. Being in America and remembering cheerleaders with their pom pom’s I included red fabric in the sculpture to resemble a stream of blood.

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