She takes shelter in her body by Candy Bowers


“I made this work of poetry and collage on my body to immerse, connect and integrate myself back into my family and my heritage. My mother’s hometown of Kimberly in South Africa has been hit hard by the Corona virus. The grief has been immense. I have felt so far away and so helpless, Shelter has given me the opportunity to reflect through my craft.

My series of digital collages with words is a response to feeling so far from South Africa during the Corona virus crisis. In order to lift myself and make sense of it all I reconnect with my body, the roadmap of my heritage. My body, my mother, my sisters and my heritage- are my shelter”

She takes shelter in her body by Candy Bowers

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Candy Bowers : Words and Artwork

About Candy Bowers

Candy Bowers is a radical mischief-maker born of South African political refugees. A true creative multihyphenate Candy likes to play in a range of literary, theatrical and visual disciplines. Her work defies genre and centres on radical black feminist politics.

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She takes shelter in her body by Candy Bowers is created for Shelter 2020.

Image credit: Artwork and words by Candy Bowers.