'She's a Giacometti-like female bust made of dark soil, charcoal, oyster shells, feathers, hide, china and hair. It's an alarming, secret-looking, numinous piece, and an example of the artist's call to each of us to create our own divinities.' – Marina Warner
Wangechi Mutu's sculpture Grow the Tea, then Break the Cups is on view at the British Museum in Feminine Power: The Divine to the Demonic, an exhibition taking a cross-cultural look at the profound influence of female spiritual beings within global religion and faith.
Feminine Power: The Divine to the Demonic continues at the British Museum until 25 September 2022.
Wangechi Mutu, Grow the Tea, then Break the Cups, 2021
Soil, charcoal, paper pulp, wood, brown quartz, porcelain, crystal, ornaments, oyster shell, tin can, hair
94 x 43 x 29.8 cm
37 1/8 x 16 7/8 x 11 3/4 in
© Wangechi Mutu
Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro