Basis of my work:
My artwork is based on a personal inquiry into the rights and responsibilities in the struggles of my society to survive and thrive in my communities and the relationships within and between them. This includes the fight for access to equal opportunities; peace/conflict resolution and political retribution. In this quest, I do not aim to advise on any aspect but rather aim to avail a reality to any viewer. My artwork evolves from the human form; I engage with society and use my surroundings as a tool for reflection on ideas and further assort through found objects/waste materials and manipulate these to evoke human emotions or statements. Within the materials, such reflection also allows me to examine the relationship between the materials, and me as the artist and exploits the process of transformation inherent in the art making process. Reflecting on this way of art making, makes me think of the materials and I specifically think about what is behind the material. Such thinking springs up personal enquiries like, what does the material remind me of? Or, what specific theme does the material evoke? And, how would the materials be arranged to make specific statements. I am also focusing on the arrangement of everyday objects that underscore their identities and inherent meanings - and further exploring the psychological, aesthetic, cultural and ritualistic aspects of objects as well as their context.