I've been studying the works of Yinka Shonibare MBE over the last year and was ecstatic to find out he has an exhibition “Yinka Shonibare MBE” at the Brooklyn Museum, its certainly on my fall to do list when it travels to the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian. What intrigues me most about Shonibare's work is the amount of research placed into his concepts before producing the works of art and the Dutch wax printed textiles are simply fantastic. I love the drama of costumes and I am a devout textile fanatic (more on this later) so seeing these two elements combined is a double dose of inspiration. He also empowers me as an artist to go out and make your dreams happen no matter the obstacles, his disability has not slowed down his process.
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