Sokari Douglas Camp works primarily in welded steel. Her subjects are rooted in Nigeria, where she was born, and show her concern for the environment and human rights – global issues which affect the whole of humanity.

We were delighted to show a recent group of Sokari’s distinctive metal figures: dancing, fighting, walking, living, all commenting on our dependence on oil and our relationship with the natural world. her work is distinctly African, set in a world of recycled oil barrels, tin cans, colourful toy cars and pom pom-like agapanthus. In spite of the apparent playfulness of some of Sokari’s pieces they carry a serious and hard-hitting message, tempered by her trust in human kind. Download CV