The name Sekshin is a phoneticisation of the English word ‘section’. Mama uNoSekshin’s husband, like many men in the community, works in the mines to financially provide for his family. When a bride is welcomed into the groom’s family, they are given a name that carries particular significance. Her gifted name refers to the particular section of the mine in which her husband works. The load depicted in this sculpture is a bundle of oranges which, though not commonly farmed in the region surrounding Poswa’s village, are a fairly inexpensive and nutritious fruit frequently available at the local market.
133 x 62 x 55 CM / 52.36 x 24.41 x 21.65 in
Edition of 5 +2 AP