Marcellina Oseghale turns the Sounds of Childhood into art

Before we begin, How are you this lovely morning and how is the family?

I’m good and my family is doing well.

How was your experience being one of the Young Contemporaries 2017?

I am excited to have being selected as one of the ReLe Art Foundation Young Contemporaries 2017. I’m grateful for the opportunity to show my works on a platform like this to the public. It’s good to be a part of ReLe’s journey and I commend them for a job well done.

How long did your exhibition work take to create? What is your process?

The works were created within 5 weeks . I sourced for the Ankara fabrics from different tailors. I decided on a theme, made research and Got the canvas ready for work. Afterwards, I sketched and then glue the fabrics on it. First swatch of fabrics, second swatch of fabrics and gradually my canvas took form.

What were your biggest challenges?

The high cost of materials affected the availability of some products in the market. So there was a need to try out new ones. Colors and other art materials are damn expensive! Things are now double and triple the formal price.

What did you love most about the entire experience?

The experience has been great. I met and talked about my work to a lot more people. People were quite taken by the installation “Roots and Wings” which dwells on the grooming period of a child’s life till when (s)he is given wings to fly and be free.

Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater priviledge than the raising of the next generation.” – C. Everett Koop

What do you want people to take from your work as a mixed media artist?

With this body of work, I dwell on the earliest period of life, an important phase which everyone passes through and hope to ignite a discourse centered around raising the next generation of leaders, creatives, scientists etc

I want people to encounter the body of work and connect to it on a personal level. Whatever they take home is theirs to keep.

Please, Tell us what to expect 2017

2017 kicked off in a grand way already. Expect greatness!

Thank you for your time!

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