Fort Worth Community Arts Center presents Shamona Stokes: "Horn of Plenty" opening reception
“Horn of Plenty” is a playful shrine dedicated to the human imagination. The centerpiece of this installation is a 7-ft tall fiberglass unicorn-sphinx entitled “Antenna,” which will be surrounded by a family of approximately 50 smaller ceramic figures.
The initial inspiration for the big unicorn came from a small ceramic nightlight that the artist had as a child. It was white with a broken golden horn. Like this horn, her imagination was broken for many years. She could only draw rigidly from life and had trouble accessing the mysterious worlds of her subconscious mind.
This shrine is a celebration; it’s about re-discovering parts of yourself that were once buried or forgotten. And, like the name suggests, Stokes believes that our imaginations are boundless and plentiful. She hopes that her work sparks joy in others and encourages them to tap into their own strange and magical worlds.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through September 25.