"The Confession" (2007)

"The Confession," 2007
Two life-size mannequins, Dutch wax printed cotton, shoes, coir, matting, artificial silk flowers, and mixed media, dimensions variable, 62 1/5 x 70 1/10 x 66 9/10 inches
Commissioned by the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris
Installation view at Jardin d’Amour, Musée du Quai Branly, 2007
Photo by Patrick Gries for the Musée du Quai Branly
© Yinka Shonibare MBE
Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

"I’m an artist, and my work is not just about illustrating something; it’s also about engaging the senses. And so once people have a look and they’re sympathetic to the work, then they might start to think, “What is he doing? What’s the work about?”

-Yinka Shonibare MBE