Kpodo, S. C. (2013). HYBRID DIMENSIONS IN SCULPTURE: A Courtship and Accidental Off-Springs Resulting from the Matrimony of Organic and Inorganic Elements
Traditionally, the word hybrid has been associated with science to mean the fusion of two different elements to generate an often improved version. The term ‘hybrid’ as employed by some sculptors to define what they do is never-ending in meaning. Different sculptors from different cultural backgrounds give diverse meanings to what they put together to denote hybridity in sculpture. In this practice -based research, the sculptor prefers to use the term Hybrid Sculpture,to describe forms that emanated from the fusion of a variety of organic and inorganic materials; namely wood, metal, plastics and fabric, using a blend of both conventional and innovative approaches to making sculpture. These included carving, welding, assemblage/construction and scorching.