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  • Precious Okoyomon, Angel of death, 2020, raw lambswool, dirt, wire, yarn, 59 × 37 × 41 1/4".

    Precious Okoyomon, Angel of death, 2020, raw lambswool, dirt, wire, yarn, 59 × 37 × 41 1/4".

    Precious Okoyomon

    ZOLLAMTᴹᴹᴷ

    Earlier this year, artist and poet Precious Okoyomon spent several weeks in Frankfurt, filling the modernist space of Zollamt MMK with a layer of topsoil, covering it with a carpet of young kudzu plants imported from Amsterdam, and finally populating it with six life-size effigies assembled out of black raw lambswool, dirt, and “a little bit” of the artist’s own blood. Each titled either Angel of the void or Angel of light (all works 2020), these figures raise their arms in prayer or lower them in protective stances, poised to brawl or break into dance. Both reinforced and restrained with various

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