In search of Life (still)
This project is a node to the classic still life but with an added African reference. It is my attempt to visually reconcile to my dual heritage of being black - of African ancestry but with an unshakeable western identity.
The still life is an instantly recognized art form that has been embraced by most artistic media. I wanted to capture the essence of the classic still life and blend it with an African aesthetic. By including African artifacts into a classic still life tableaux we get an unexpected perspective on this art form. If forces the viewer to examine their own relationship or beliefs to the classic still life.