"La Méduse," detail (2008)

"La Méduse," detail, 2008
Wood, foam, Plexiglas, Dutch wax printed cotton, and acrylic paint, 83 1/2 x 66 x 54 inches
Photo by Jason Mandella
© Yinka Shonibare MBE
Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

"The fabrics—they’re not just textiles. They’re tactile things but there is historical content there, so it then becomes difficult to separate what something looks like and what it expresses. They are linked. And that’s very much where meaning creates form."

-Yinka Shonibare MBE