Aboubakar Fofana’s work is grounded in a spiritual belief in the divinity of nature. Raw materials used in his work are sourced from the natural work, and his working practice is centred around cycles of nature, birth, decay, change and impermanence.
At present, he is involved in creating a farm in conjunction with the local community in Siby, Mali – the two types of indigenous West African indigo will be the centrepiece for a permaculture model based around local food, medicine and dye plants. This project hopes to contribute to the rebirth of fermented indigo dyeing in Mali and beyond.
Photos courtesy of aboubakarfofana.com