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A LONG WAY FROM HOME

A LONG WAY FROM HOME

A LONG WAY FROM HOME

Items 12  ·  Created Dec 2021  ·  Creator fee 10%
Items 12  ·  Created Dec 2021  ·  Creator fee 10%

The series is inspired by the thousands of African Cultural artifacts taken from the continent and currently held in museums around the world, away from its original owners. Most of these items hold immense cultural and spiritual value to us Africans, and is not just art. Most are physical mediums through which the indigenous African ancestors connected with the spirit realm, their ancestors and Gods. Removing these artifacts from their true homes disrupts these connections, causing immense spiritual, and consequent physical damage beyond imagination. It disconnects millions from themselves, their ancestors, their spirits, and God.

This is my ode and visual commentary on the destructive looting that has occurred across the continent for centuries. To shed light on the spiritual harm caused, by removing these artifacts from their rightful homes. These cultural, historical & spiritual items have been imprisoned for centuries, and it is time to set them free and return them home.

The series is inspired by the thousands of African Cultural artifacts taken from the continent and currently held in museums around the world, away from its original owners. Most of these items hold immense cultural and spiritual value to us Africans, and is not just art. Most are physical mediums through which the indigenous African ancestors connected with the spirit realm, their ancestors and Gods. Removing these artifacts from their true homes disrupts these connections, causing immense spiritual, and consequent physical damage beyond imagination. It disconnects millions from themselves, their ancestors, their spirits, and God.

This is my ode and visual commentary on the destructive looting that has occurred across the continent for centuries. To shed light on the spiritual harm caused, by removing these artifacts from their rightful homes. These cultural, historical & spiritual items have been imprisoned for centuries, and it is time to set them free and return them home.