Iya-Iya Wosilatu
Iya-Iya Wosilatu

Stone Lithograph

2018

Iya-Iya Wosilatu reflects on cultural identity and family lineage by exploring the way portraiture and textiles shape our understandings of our histories. The photograph of my great grandmother, partially masked, creates a visual narrative about relationships that have been fragmented and lost through immigration and translation. The floral pattern is simultaneously reminiscent of many textile and architectural designs found in our present lives, expressing how culture persists not only within ourselves, but in the world around us.

Iya-Iya: Fragments of You Surround Me
Iya-Iya: Fragments of You Surround Me

Stone Lithograph

2018

Iya-Iya: Fragments of You Surround Me uses a photograph of a street taken from the balcony of my grandfathers house in Lagos, Nigeria. A flower pattern entwined throughout it, is based off a pattern from an article of clothing in an old family portrait of my great grandmother. The piece, stitched together and recreated, speaks to the way in which I attempt to understand my cultural history; from geographically afar and from what was lost and maintained through my fathers immigration to America.

Iya-Iya Wosilatu
Iya-Iya: Fragments of You Surround Me
Iya-Iya Wosilatu

Stone Lithograph

2018

Iya-Iya Wosilatu reflects on cultural identity and family lineage by exploring the way portraiture and textiles shape our understandings of our histories. The photograph of my great grandmother, partially masked, creates a visual narrative about relationships that have been fragmented and lost through immigration and translation. The floral pattern is simultaneously reminiscent of many textile and architectural designs found in our present lives, expressing how culture persists not only within ourselves, but in the world around us.

Iya-Iya: Fragments of You Surround Me

Stone Lithograph

2018

Iya-Iya: Fragments of You Surround Me uses a photograph of a street taken from the balcony of my grandfathers house in Lagos, Nigeria. A flower pattern entwined throughout it, is based off a pattern from an article of clothing in an old family portrait of my great grandmother. The piece, stitched together and recreated, speaks to the way in which I attempt to understand my cultural history; from geographically afar and from what was lost and maintained through my fathers immigration to America.

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