Funmilayo Ransome Kuti Power Figure


The opening celebration of the Nurturing People and Ideas installation involved a series of workshops and performances in partnership with the Women and Youth Arts Foundation.  One of these exercises was the collaborative creation of a portrait of Funmilayo Ransome Kuti - a teacher, political campaigner, womens’ rights activist and the mother of Fela Kuti. The piece returned with me to Oakland where I completed the power figure, complimenting the countless conditions and contributions to make an extraordinary artifact that is a document of the multinational experience.