Sugarcane: Structure and form in the natural world.
For many centuries through the engineering of the African slave trade on both sides of the Atlantic, the extraction and exploitation of this robust crop - 'the CRACK of its day' - helped to cause worldwide trauma for society. At its core, the structural form of sugar cane appears fragile and abstract...
This collection is a visual symbol of love to the ‘Abstract Molasses’, African society, her diaspora, and the many by-products of sugarcane e.g. bagasse, molasses, and rum; and is infused throughout with the essence and vitality of Nyabinghi.
Oak-barrel drum inspired lambskin or cactus leather *bags, supported by structured Nyabinghi gold crown metal framework like tall perennial grasses:
‘Djembe’ large sized hand-held bag .
‘Hi-Hat’ small cross-body streeter with Nyabinghi gold chains.
100% silk digital print *scarves.
Nyabinghi crown metal framework earrings.
Nyabinghi crown metal framework brooch.
Nyabinghi crown metal framework Perspex wrist clasps.
*Colours: I Don't See Colour (IDSC) Aqua; Earth, Green, Grey, Lemon, Red and White.