Rabi ended up entering his piece "Femme Libre" into the NEMAA's Fall Fine Arts Show, which ran this weekend.
He said his inspiration for the sculpture was from gender differences. Men in Burkina Faso, and in Africa in general, can do whatever they want; they can wear whatever clothes they want, can go wherever they want. But women can't.
When a woman actually does what she wants -- wears what she wants -- people criticize her and treat her poorly. However, there are some women that do what they want.
They are "femme libre" or free women.