Kenyan, b. 1972
She Walks, 2019
Red soil, charcoal, paper pulp, wood, wood glue, steel nails and synthetic hair
6 ft. 10 5/8 in. x 39 3/4 in. x 20 1/8 in. (209.9 x 101 x 51.1 cm)
Collection of Anne-Cecilie & Rob Speyer, New York
Photo by David Regen
At almost seven feet tall, She Walks is an imposing presence in the gallery. Mutu has instilled this striding sculpture with purpose and agency, evoking the image of a futuristic female warrior out of a science fiction narrative and tapping into themes of Afrofuturism that often infuse her work.