Post–Apartheid Neighbours Nokwanda and Me (2016)

Plastic and glass beads, nylon, synthetic chiffon, cotton, plastic, metal, ribbon, polyester, grass, aluminium. Digitals prints, sewing, beading, plaiting.
280 x 270 x 90 cm

Artist's Statement

Nokwanda and I lived on the same street after 1994. She was my young neighbor for many years during the initial decade of Post-Apartheid South Africa.  She always waved at me and called my name as she grew up. Now we live in a democracy and she has grown into a beautiful young woman of partly Zulu descent.