Nnenna Okore

paper, wire
8 x 10 in.

Working with recycled paper is an area that I am interested in and hope to develop throughout my artistic career. I am greatly obsessed with the medium’s ability to form strong and flexible units, textural surfaces, color patterns and mass despite its delicate nature.

The main issues I address in my works center around the media and consumption, and the role people play in these matters. While these issues form the core of my work, I am particularly interested in understanding how developed societies produce huge waste materials, while Third World communities have little or no basic recourses.

© Nnenna Okore