Lakwena Maciver

Wild Flowers Will Grow

Arts Club Dubai
10 March – 16 September 2022

Lakwena Maciver is known for her large-scale public art projects which meld elements of pop culture and colors drawn from her African heritage. Her basketball painting series expands upon a motif she has been exploring since a 2020 commission to paint two life-size basketball courts in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. This project honoured Senator Stephanie Anne Flowers, whose speech against ‘Stand Your Ground’ legislation went viral in 2019. Since then, the series has grown in conception, basing works on both courts and players to address themes of positive community-building and role model messaging.