Okigbo’s work is inspired by a keen study of history which emboldened her fascination to cross reference symbols and religious iconography from the European Renaissance through to African tradition, with Asian and Middle Eastern mysticism and mythology all woven together into “one unified material form”, which is rooted in a family legacy of intellectual and artistic brilliance.

My work is always self-examining and this manifests in my paintings quite often as the female body; indeed the underlying theme of my work is autobiographic, anchored on my identity as an African /Nigerian (Igbo/Igbirra)/ British /Woman /Mother / Daughter…).