THE DANCE IV

The Dance IV” is a free standing sculptural figure measured at 27.5cm in height on a base of 12.5cm × 10.5cm. It has been created in mixed media using resin and metal rod and patinated in burnt umber auto base paint.  It shows a male Isoko dancer from the Niger-Delta area of Nigeria. With both arms raised, he holds a walking stick in his right hand and it has been rendered in naturalistic style. The dancer also ties a loincloth and wears a shirt and hat. Beads are strung around his neck as well. The piece tilts forward as he raises his arms. The walking stick he holds and the hat he wears are synonymous with the traditional Isoko man. His movement suggests vigor and this is typical of the dance of the Isoko people.