Artwork of the Day: Suspended Playtime by Wangechi Mutu (2008)

Kenyan born, Wangechi Mutu is an artist and sculptor who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Mutu is considered by many to be one of the most important contemporary African artists of recent years, and her work has achieved much global acclaim.

Her installation, Suspended Playtime is a series of bundles of garbage bags, wrapped in gold twine as if suspended in spiders’ webs, all suspended from the ceiling over the viewer. The installation makes reference to the common use of garbage bags as improvised soccer balls and other playthings by African children.