Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Yinka Shonibare- Magic Ladder Kid

The Magic Ladder Kid by Yinka Shonibare is made of a Fiberglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, a wooden ladder, hardback books, a globe, and a leather and steel baseplate.  I think Yinka is trying to represent the progression of knowledge in this piece in the sense that each book represents a level of knowledge and as you step up the ladder you conquer that piece of knowledge.  It's very simple yet extremely complex in thought.  

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