Yinka Shonibare’s work explores issues of race and class through painting, sculpture, photography and film. Shonibare questions the meaning of cultural and national definitions. His trademark material is the brightly colored Batik fabric. This fabric was inspired by Indonesian designs, mass-produced by the Dutch and eventually sold to the colonies in West Africa. In the 1960s the material became a new sign of African identity and independence. Currently on view in Central Park, is Wind Sculpture (SG) I, a monumental scale sculpture that evokes a multicultural flag blowing in the wind. In July 2018, Shonibare’s The American Library will be presented by Front International in Cleveland, Ohio. The library is a celebration of the diversity of the American population and the contributions immigrants have made to American culture. It is a collection of 6,000 books bound in African cloth with the gold embossed names of immigrants on their spines.