Sokari Douglas Camp creates steel sculptures that are inspired by her Kalabari heritage and broader aspects of African culture. Executed with elemental forms and scraps of discarded metals, Camp highlights the energy of Nigeria’s illustrious characters. Her works have dealt with wide ranging issues facing Nigeria, from its colonial past to environmental concerns and daily interactions.
In Could be Your Sister (2014), Camp reacts to the abduction of the Chibok girls in Borno State, Nigeria in 2014. In Hibiscus Kiss (Heart) (2014), Camp speaks autobiographically about summers with her daughters and their love for each other. Camp’s work is held in numerous private collections including the Smithsonian Museum and the British Museum.