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COSMIC CORTEX: SHE IN OMNIPOTENCE Artwork - Limited Edition of 3

Somi Nwandu

United States

Mixed Media, Lenticular on Plastic

Size: 24 W x 24 H x 0.2 D in

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I am inspired to explore the waves, as a phenomenon and metaphor, of African femininity in tandem with the supreme value of human existence through Afrofuturistic expression in this collection. The pieces layer emotion, craft, sound and motion to focus on three areas: mental stabilization advancements, the utilization of an African woman’s femininity to personalize Afrofuturism, and electromagnetism as a metaphor. Her Space is inspired by research in advances in this area of scientific inquiry and the quest for the nature of consciousness. I am stirred by its broader implications for a realised imagination through the intersection of medical biology and electrodynamic technology. This series explores the relationship between, and in parallel, this femininity and magnetic stimulation to consider the interconnectedness of the past, present, and future. Her Space is a series of digital photo-painted and illustrated self-portraits collaged with scanned textile swatches which bring together the aesthetics of cyborg themes, loosely tribal motifs, android imagery and gleaming metallics that might be appropriate for a voyage to Pluto’s outer reaches. Oscillating, pulsating patterns create movement in the artworks displayed on lenticular lenses, mimics the physical action of electromagnetic waves, and the radiant, shimmering colors suggest a visual presence of an electrodynamics reaction. Bright, contrasting colors in the textile designs, which overlay the portraits, invoke the forces of electromagnetism. This tension between oscillating energies and forces - between electrically charged particles and polarities which results in electromagnetic waves - are deterministic but tend towards an abstraction in my works. What I create is fiction based scientific ideas that are steeped in African traditions, mental health advancements and a black female identity. This is the story of an Afrofuturist woman who is free and subservient to no one...This is Her Space.

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Mixed Media:Lenticular on Plastic

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:3

Size:24 W x 24 H x 0.2 D in

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Somi Nwandu is a multidisciplinary artist, an art curator, and cultural enthusiast. Somi has had the opportunity to plan, develop and showcase major initiatives in globally recognized institutions like Tom Ford, Art Dubai, Expo 2020 Dubai, Macy's and more. Most recently, she oversaw external affairs and communications at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C and has now go on to become an independent art and cultural curator. She also recently completed her MA in Global Creative and Cultural Industries from SOAS University of London while actively pursuing her arts. At 28, Somi Nwandu has studied, lived, and worked in 8 cities, across 6 countries on 4 continents and has travelled to over 35 nations. Born in Maryland, U.S.A. and raised there as well as Enugu, Nigeria, Somi has always been fascinated with artistic matters which she expresses and explores through visual arts, fashion, writing, photography, and the digital world. Somi is a quintessential, creative soul with a deep desire to forge cross-cultural ties specifically through the Arts. She believes in the union of art and technology to uplift, unify and inspire a people. More on Art: Curation:

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