Inside the Studio:

Sikelela Owen

Over the course of her practice, Sikelela has experimented with materials that have largely remained within the studio – amongst these include cut-outs, of which a number stand around her space.

Sikelela has recently become a mother, giving birth to a baby boy last year. He now serves as a painting buddy, he takes naps while watching mum paint!

Necessity is the mother of invention: While Sikelela as been meaning to get a new paint caddy, her quickly-sourced plywood tabletop has become a useful (and disposable) tool in her studio.

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Artist Studio visit with
Sikelela Owen

Photography by Lauren Harris