The year of the Anthill

  • Acrylic, Tempera Gouche ,tin foils, pieces of circuit board, metal pieces, sand and paper
  • 50 x 70 cm
    (19.69 x 27.56 in)
  • olayanju dada

This piece is somewhat a cyclical depiction of the innate condition of the African. The ability to appear circumstantially suited is a unique one, in a situation which the actor claims many personas in the course of events. He is at once, the passenger, the driver, the bridge across the great sea and divide, the fly, the victim and the oppressor. This also is what makes the anthill so tantalisingly unique; the core of the changes erupting from it is in certain movements buried deep in the earth. The outward flights of the ants are only a visible manifestation of these deeper hidden events.

  • Created: 2016
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