Joy (SOLD)

‘Joy’ is a large figurative sculpture which forms part of Issa’s series celebrating life, the present and actively creating our tomorrow.
In Issa’s home of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa, dance and music are an essential component of any ceremony, whether it is welcoming a new life, celebrating a partnership of love or honouring a life well lived. Here Issa sought to embody movement with a figure dancing ecstatically, simply present in the moment, expressing joy with every part of her being.
The work is created from mild steel, rusted to the desired patina and then sealed to prevent further rusting.