Liverpool artwork of the week 43 – ‘Ubuntu’ by Donna Berry in Liverpool International Artists exhibition at Novas CUC. 20 September to 15 November 2008
An interesting intallation made from tobacco leaves. This exhibition ends on Saturday 15 November – don’t miss it.
Donna’s work utilises the commonplace, mass materials and manipulates volume, form, construction and location to re-enforce the parallels between the material and context as they serve to substantiate one another.
This installation is a masquerade mask and mythical Sankofa bird constructed in tobacco leaves highlighting an historical anomaly: tobacco once being considered a more precious commodity than that of human life itself.