Yesterday today

There are historically significant artefacts which help to preserve and perpetuate a nation’s history and heritage, then there are specific contemporary art pieces which help to interpret current culture (the zeitgeist) and to shape tomorrow’s culture. The two rarely exist within the same ontological frame, however the series “Yesterday, Today” offers much promise.
In turning artefacts of Nigerian heritage into contemporary art objects the series offers a veil of luxury over another of traditional mythology wrapped up in a shroud of colonial history. These pieces have a layer of diamond dust applied on a photomosaic of gem stones as the mechanism to rediscover historically significant Nigerian artefacts housed in museums outside of Nigeria.

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