Limited Print edition
Size: Standard A4 print (all)
Medium: mixed media-gold leaflet on dream-lab high-gloss photo paper added on after print.

‘I AM MORE’ explores the beautiful as we all as complicated relationship many black children/youth who live in townships in Africa have while living in an area many look down upon. As the title suggests, it is saying I AM MORE, more than my circumstances, more than the area I come from, more than what outsiders may see in a community so many outsiders pass judgment as they pass through it. By capturing portraits of the children in the township of Mfuleniin South Africa, then carefully surrounding the subject with a 24k gold leaflet, the artist aimed to highlight the children with gold as a conveying tool expressing the status of not only royalty, preciousness, and greatness, but also expressing to the viewer that gold can be found in and around them. There are golden moments in the townships so many look down on.

The series is a conceptual photography series that interrogates, visualizes, and dares to evoke thoughts/comments and healthy debates on the lived experiences, mistreatment, and fetishization of the black female ‘house niggers’ in the colonial/slavery era for Africans. The series’ name describes how many of the house slaves at the time were told and made to ‘comply’ and how this has translated through the years into present times. The same is expected for black women in different walks of life. The subject in the images has white paint stains on her arm symbolizing the stain these events have had and how they continue to stay on the people for years on.