Lubaina Himid | Naming the Money (2004)

Throughout this phase, I have been looking at artists who achieve similar things throughout their own work. Lubaina Himid brought to life the traumas of colonised West African slaves through a large scale installation titled Naming the Money (2004), which placed audiences amongst life size wooden cutouts of enslaved people. Himid uses colour and patterns associating the ‘non-western’ and femininity while bringing to life the experiences of real and imagined historical figures.