20 Mar Constantly Restless- Bruce Onobrakpeya.

Bruce Onobrakpeya’s perpetual restlessness is evident in these rare totems. These sculptures embody his unyielding curiosity, profound insights, and talent for integrating ideas from different eras.


The idea was originally conceived as representations within the etching, ‘Good governance,’ which employed an array of pre-colonial era sculptural totems to pay homage to the ideals of strength and frugality.


Onobrakpeya eventually transformed these two-dimensional representations of totems into tangible sculptures. In viewing these totems, one can truly grasp the artist’s relentless pursuit of creativity as he goes from idea to two-dimensional drawing, to near-sculptural metal foils to actual sculptures.