decapitated limbs and distorted features intertwined around plant and animal like elements are centered at the female body form. these are the central elements that comprise the work of wangechi mutu. with a distorted grace and grandeur, these hybrid creatures are derived from a distinctly feminist ideal rooted in a modern meets traditional african sensibility. wangechi mutu is considered by many to be one of the most important contemporary african artists in recent years.

0IIIelise peterson

lifestyles journalist + assistant art director