Exploring the challenges and confusion associated with understanding one’s roots.
This piece explores the challenges and confusion associated with understanding one’s roots. As an African American, I am undoubtedly tied to the African continent, yet I face the frustration of not knowing where exactly I come from. The only way to offset this frustration is by learning more and taking the time to fully embrace one’s ethnic origins. This piece depicts the pursuit of knowledge concerning one’s ethnic identity. In the foreground there are several species of edible South African plants to represent the consumption of knowledge. An owl representing wisdom enters the scene to obtain tanzanite whose Indigo shade brings wisdom, truth, and dignity while also promoting introspection. On the walls, there is a maze pattern to represent the complexity information such as a DNA test results or even a family tree.