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Yinka Shonibare MBE

 
 
Yinka Shonibare MBE Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 28, 2017
1. Yinka Shonibare MBE Marker
Inscription.

Yinka Shonibare MBE
b. 1962, England
Wind Sculpture VII
2016
Steel armature with hand-painted fiberglass resin cast and gold leave


National Museum of African Art, museum purchase with funds from Amelia Quist-Ogunlesi and Adebayo Ogunlesi, and the Sakana Foundation, 2016-11-1
Installed in collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens

Like a ship's sail, Wind Sculpture VII appears to blow in the wind. Its vibrant pattern refers to textiles based on Indonesian batiks, produced in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and closely tied to African Identity. Learn more inside or visit africa.si.edu/windsculpture

Please do not touch

 
Erected by National Museum of African Art.
 
Location. 38° 53.276′ N, 77° 1.548′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Jefferson Drive SW 0.2 miles west of 7th Street SW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 950 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC 20560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The pillars of the Renwick Gates... (a few steps from this marker); Constantine L. Seferlis
Yinka Shonibare MBE Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 28, 2017
2. Yinka Shonibare MBE Marker
(a few steps from this marker); The Parterre (a few steps from this marker); Enid A. Haupt Garden (a few steps from this marker); Spencer Fullerton Baird (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Jackson Downing (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Enid A. Haupt Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); "Nature is my religion." -- Enid A. Haupt (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Also see . . .  Windsculpture VII. (Submitted on November 28, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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