This work consists of several layers of canvas, sewn together
to make one artwork, almost comparable to how the Surinamese population
consists of many different cultures that form one whole. Sri incorporates
elements and symbols that are part of our Alakondre Surinamese identity, such
as a gunungan and wayang figures, tembe (woodcarving) motifs, but also images
from the ‘Waterkant’, the cathedral and the mosque in the Keizerstraat.
About the artist...