IN MY MOTHER'S CLOTHES
- 2010




 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


 


In My Mother's Clothes is an intimate photographic portrait series that focuses on migration and the notion of inherited identity. The series is inspired by a photograph of my mother in her Nigerian clothes taken at her home in London shortly after migrating from Nigeria in 1971.

The artwork sees me construct similar portraits of my partner who migrated to the UK from Finland in 2002. By dressing her in the native clothes that belong to my mother, then repositioning her in isolated spaces, the portraits explore the notion of identity, memory and belonging.


Portrait Gold - 2010

 

Portrait Red - 2010 (2 of 4)