Series I 2016
Pencil Crayon, Wax Print Fabric and Recycled Material
This series reflects how costume is adopted by the African Diaspora. The traditional West African textiles Onome has encountered inspire her designs and helps to weave a cultural narrative into her work. Each figure reflects the many characters of the styled West African woman! These artworks are also a response to fashion imagery, seen by the artist at exhibitions, fashion shows and editorials. Onome looks at fashion designers that are visionaries of their craft – using clothes as a form of expression. She studied how fashion models use body language to sell clothes to consumers and her images reference western clothing in traditional Wax Print.