A resin bust on a mahogany base.
Elizabeth O’Kane, Selam, 2019. © Elizabeth O'Kane.Credit

Elizabeth O'Kane

Selam, 2019

Resin on mahogany base, 42 x 25 x 30 cm

Elizabeth O’Kane is fascinated by the quiet observation in portraiture, slowly building up a likeness in clay over several months. She invited Selam, an Ethiopian student based in Dublin, to sit for this portrait. She has depicted Selam wearing a traditional seven-braid hairstyle, a number significant in her culture. This pulled-back hairstyle highlights her unique bone structure.


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