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Sculptures by Dirk Joseph

Most of these sculptures and reliefs are composed from recycled wood & paper fiber, reconstitued as a fiberous pulp and either hard pressed into moulds, free-formed by hand, or both. 

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"Flower's Gift"

 

untitled
cast paper assebly and acrylic on canvas 2013

 

 

 

 

 

"Tapestry of Self"

 

 


"Two Birds"

 

 

 

 

"360 Degrees, and Rising"

 

 

 

from Earth Goddess series
acrylic painted plaster cast over stone, with branches,
and reconsituted wood fiber

 

 

 

 

"Sharing"
paper on wood

 

 

 

 

"Nyame Dua"

The central symbol is Adinkra: Nyame Dua -Tree of God / Alter of God

 

 

 

"Kiini Ujuzi"

(heart knowing)

 

 

 

 

Transplant

 



"Khepera"

 

 

 

"Lion"

 

 

 

 

"Tunapenda"  lamp
gourd, light fixture, wood, paper pulp, acrylic paint

 


 

"Village at Night"

 

 

 

Keepsake Box

 

 

 


"Sky "
chisled plaster, wood, acrylic paint

 

 

 

 

 


"Heart Mandala"
cast paper, acrylic paint

 

 

 

 

 

"Heart Mandala"
cast paper, acrylic paint

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Ankh en Nut"  (Water of Life)
Cast wood fiber on painted board, textured with sawdust

 

 

 

 

untitled

 

 

untitled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gye Nyame

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Sankofa"

 

 


 

Kemetic set #1

 

 

 

"Self Seed"

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Emerald Blossom"

( mounted on painted canvas)

 

       

                                   

Khepera   
plaster cast, sand, acrylic, gold spray paint


Khepera
paper cast, acrylic

 

 

"360 Degrees and Rising"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Kemetic Reflection"
mirror, wood pulp and acrylic paint on wood
2004

 

 

 

 

 


untitled
plants, plaster, oil paint, on wood
1994

 

 

 

 

"Golden"
wood pulp and acrylic on wood
2002

 

 

 

 

 

"Earth Mamma"
tree segments, wood pulp and acrylic on canvas
1998

 

 

 

 


"Sankofa -Ahnk"
keepsake box

 

 

         

 

 

"Green Seed"
Acrylic and wood pulp on wood
2003

 

 

 

 

 

"Dreamer"
wood pulp and acrylic on wood
1998