Force of Victory
|Dimensions:||H3005mm x W2220mm x Depth at base 1000mm diameter|
|Media:||Thatching grass (indigenous South African grass used in the building of traditional African homes), wattle (exotic South African wood).|
Creating works that responded and commented on the imposition of Western cultural value systems is the subject of some of my work. Creating cultural metaphors that transformed well-known Western cultural icons was an important way to relocate an re-emphasise African identities. My own sensibility is a curious hybrid between Europe and Africa. This work explores the splendour and beauty of metamorphosing the “Victory of Somathrace” into an African metaphor. It is also a work that celebrates my own commitment to the African continent.