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Mamadou Tall Diedhiou

April 22, 2010
Red Woman

  Mamadou Tall Diedhiou of Senegal has gained an international reputation for his sculptures of birds made with recycled materials.  He reportedly began making his avian works of art after observing birds rebuild their nests out of debris following a military conflict in his hometown of  Casamance.  He was quoted as saying, “The bird is a messenger of the sun, he announced the victory of light over darkness.”

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  1. April 23, 2010 3:34 am

    What a wonderful way to create such a powerful message.

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