Ugubu

My work involves relationships and interactions within African cultural symbolism and cultural day to day objects used by African groups particularly Xhosa people. The object is the subject of functional and non functional ceramic pots and sculptural pots. The drama carried by the pots entails and details the African culture of Bantu speaking people, in relation to other African cultural groups.

I grew up in South Africa, Eastern Cape Province, Butterworth in the village called Mambendeni which is surrounded by various villages of Xhosa speaking people. Today these villages are no longer occupied by Xhosa speaking people only. There are now different African cultural groups occupying the villages. My work therefore portrays the values and the importance of these historical and present cultural elements from these groups.

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