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Sokari Douglas-Camp's cross-culture sculptures

Sokari Douglas-Camp's cross-culture sculptures
Key Info
  • Sokari Douglas-Camp's cross-culture sculptures
  • Duration: 03:31
  • Artist Sokari Douglas-Camp explains how she combines her Nigerian and South London cultures. She describes how she creates a sculpture using steel and that the metal to her is like paint. She also explains her culture is very important to her. She demonstrates how she was inspired to create her own sculpture from a Gelede mask from Nigeria. She creates her own Gelede mask portraying herself and family in traditional dress, with her husband's English family. The work celebrates the coming together of the two cultures.
  • Subject:

    Art and Design



  • Keywords: Sokari Douglas-Camp, self portrait, Nigeria, gelede mask, sculpture, culture, steel, welding, family, artefact
Ideas for use in class
  • This demonstrates the importance of looking at other peoples' work to generate ideas for your own work. Could be used to inspire a project where students produce artefacts using their own cultures.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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