“A Homage to Heritage”…by Zoë Sinclair
Exhibiting kwa-Gaga lounge, eDikeni
Framed digital collages available for sale & delivery
One of the many things I learned from my first trip to South Africa, is that it’s very important to have positive role models around to inspire, motivate and exemplify values and behaviour worthy of imitation – We tend to become like those we admire. South Africa proudly exhibits many monuments, statues and installations dedicated to the life, struggle and memory of Nelson Mandela. I was in awe, proud, motivated and inspired. Coming from London, I had never seen a black person cast in iron and honoured and appreciated so deeply and publicly.
In order to harness that feeling, on my return home I began to reflect upon people who had impacted me throughout my life via an album, book, speech or work of art. I wanted to identify and celebrate them.
I created my first digital collage – Nelson Mandela (naturally), followed by other people I’d regard as heroes and heroines. I framed and hung them and sat at my desk surrounded by excellence. People at the top of their game, people who had changed the world, people from humble beginnings with monumental legacies. A prudent reminder that my dreams were achievable and in fact probably not big enough!
Before long I was receiving requests – I had little choice but to share the motivational tool I had stumbled upon. I named the collection ‘Homage to heritage’ and opened my shop Frequency of Love.
People connected with the concept right away – A colourful celebration of iconic heroes and heroines designed to inspire people to be bold in the pursuit of their dreams.
The stunning African fabrics provide beautiful colour and pattern and also pay homage to the heritage of these inspirational people. Each iconic muse has a circle crowning their head representing wholeness, totality, original perfection, the infinite, eternity, God. I think this sense of spirituality comes through despite the contemporary, pop art look.
Being that the concept was born from my experience in South Africa, I felt honoured at the chance to showcase the Homage to Heritage collection at eDikeni. It seemed to compliment the sense of nostalgia, ambiance of ubuntu and connection to ancestry that is so abundant at eDikeni.
There are now over 2000 prints inciting excellence in homes, schools, restaurants and barber shops around the world!
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