Add to Favorites
VIEW IN MY ROOM
Every piece, though built by hand in Brooklyn, pays homage to the traditional hand-building techniques found in the Yorubaland region of south-western Nigeria. Using the Gele-headwrap as a signifier, Malene blends her two-year-study of the slab building technique with an enquiry into the uncertainties of life to construct sculptures in rippling layers of clay. She gathers inspiration for her twisted sculptures from the unpredictable obstacles we encounter in life. The bold, organic patterns are etched freehand using underglazes and wax to reference the dye resist technique used in Adire textiles.
Sculpture:Clay on Ceramic
Size:7 W x 17 H x 7 D in
Packaging:Ships in a Box
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
Malene Barnett is an artist, activist, and authority on the cultural traditions and practices of art in the African diaspora and how it translates into her vision of the modern black experience.
Featured in Saatchi Art's printed catalog, sent to thousands of art collectors
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection
Thousands Of Five-Star Reviews
We deliver world-class customer service to all of our art buyers.
Explore an unparalleled artwork selection by artists from around the world.
Our 7-day, money-back guarantee allows you to buy with confidence.
Support An Artist With Every Purchase
We pay our artists more on every sale than other galleries.
Need More Help?