I am a University of Leeds School of Design Alumni graduate, with a 2:1 in Art and Design. I am interested in globalisation’s patterns and cultural influences on African Art and African artists in the diaspora. As a result of which, I choose to express my art through pattern designs. My work is highly influenced by West African textiles and historical art.
Surface pattern design has always fascinated me; particularly with respects to culture, identity and diversity. My interest in surface patterns had developed due to my Nigerian pre-colonial heritage.
I hope to show more of my pattern designs in exhibitions, work within the art and design industry and make patterns for people to appreciate and learn the importance of African pre-colonial Heritage.
“the scope of meaning associated with cloth is so wide….it is to the African what monuments are to westerners” – Artist El Anatsui – ( Checinska, 2018).
Keywords: Surface Pattern Design, Art and Design, Textile design, Textile Art