This African Lady in a Blue Lego Dress is the first of a series of artwork that celebrates Black African women. I used Lego and acrylic paint to simulate Ankara fabric which is used for head wraps/head ties and clothing. I also included gold accessories and different types of head gear worn by African women to celebrate their unique beauty and the richness of African culture.
It all started with a bag of Lego that I randomly bought in 2021. I began to play with the Lego and discovered that I could combine Lego with acrylic paint to create unique pieces of art that are fun and inspirational. It’s the kind of art that both children and adults can appreciate, and it can be displayed in almost any setting.
Lego was one of my favourite things to play with as a child; I loved that it allowed me to make just about anything. Even now as an adult I’m blown away by what a versatile creative tool Lego is! I’ve created acrylic paintings in my spare time over the past 20 odd years, but the addition of Lego to my paintings has added another dimension which I find exciting and expansive.
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