Some people use guns and knives to protect themselves against violence
and enemies. For me it was a screwdriver. Growing up in Congo, during a
period of unrest and civil dispute, one could never know what would happen
next. As a young child, I began walking with a screwdriver in my pocket as a
weapon to defend myself. But, by the time I turned 17, I began using the
screwdriver also as an art roughing tool for my sculptures. Now I've
transformed the screwdriver into a tool of art and am using it to protest
against violence and its mentality. Instead of using weapons to harm others,
we can use them to transform our future. Which is why the sculpture is
created as a woman. Why a woman? Because women give life and without
life there's no future or hope. But I want to say there's hope. We can create
good from bad, peace from violence, love from hate, and friends from
enemies. If I can use a screwdriver for art, how much more can we
transform our mentality and lives?
Screwdrivers and Some part of Oil lanterns.
74 x 18 x 18 Inches.