Deconstruction of Tradition’s Child
Lakea ShepardRegular price$8,500.00
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Reminiscent of a wedding cloche hat, this mask represents a commentary on love and marriage. It comprises common wedding materials such as a veil and pearls yet is distorted and abstracted, avoiding common matrimony motifs.
This mask is from the artist’s series Poppa Said Girls Don’t Play With Guns, which explores forms of protection and infuses Southern, African-American, and African craft traditions. It is part of a diptych along with Reconstruction of Tradition’s Child.