January 31st, 2015

Tanya’s Heritage

This is one of the most imaginative and delightful series of art I have laid eyes on. The perfect antithesis, and at the same time complementing each other: Norwegian ice and white, and African sun and black, both filled with legends and folklore, cultures known for their stories, their tokens, their rituals and gods. Opposite hemispheres and landscapes, yet filled with similarities that seem perfectly logical (now that it’s done!) to blend in art. I am not sure why I am so drawn to this series… it may be the whispering to my roots and soul, black-and-white harmonies in my bones, a perfect piano keyboard resonating from Tanya’s lens and legends into printed media. Growing up in the hills of Zululand, close to Umgungundlovu in a house of science and arts, she has an invigorating foundation to create something amazing – as this series has just proven. Tanya, you did something extraordinary here, and I am looking forward to more!