Aesthetic and Social Commentary of the Mushroom Plant in Clay Form


Social Commentary

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Ebute Jonathan Okewu. (2018). Aesthetic and Social Commentary of the Mushroom Plant in Clay Form. Liwuram - Journal for the Humanities, 19(1), 20 - 29. Retrieved from


Nature offers the opportunity for artists to explore varied forms and shapes for their works. It remains a major source of inspiration to which artists turn in to demonstrate their creative abilities. This paper examines the adaptive characteristic of the mushroom plant and the unusual ability of survival-- sprouting and blossoming in inclement weather conditions. The mushroom forms were stylized to further arouse thoughts. They were executed in the medium of clay and treated to antique effect to further portray the traditional Africa. The study, through the art work, mirrors the resolute nature of an African who establishes survival in a typically hostile environment--psychological or geographical. Such harsh environments are woven around hunger, diseases, political instability which includes Internally Displaced Person (IDP) status, as well as terrorism.



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