Wangechi Mutu

I can't get enough of Wangechi Mutu's artwork and her words. Her collage paintings are not only fantastical and visually explosive in that what-is-she-thinking-about and how-she-do-that-kind-of ways, but they are replete with symbols representing wealth, consumption, colonization, globalism and eroticisim of the Black female body, just to name a few.  

The female form and femininity looms large in Wangechi's work. She says she's committed her life with talking about herself and women who look like her. Women, for Wangechi, are magnificent, mysterious and powerful. I second all of that.

To learn more about Wangechi Mutu, I suggest watching this (long and rich) or this (short and sweet). To see more of her work, do check out her incredibly creative website

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in love and art,
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