This print exploration deals predominantly with heritage and collecting. Inspired by a current tendency to revisit history in order to create contemporary narratives, this project embodies a strong focus on my South African colonial roots. Fantastical stories evolve on garments through surreal juxtapositions of exotic landscapes and animals, motifs of exploration and travel, as well as blue and white Delft ceramic objects. As the title suggests, colour is predominantly electric and bright, in contrast to more subtle and ‘faded’ or antique manifestations.
All images subject to Copyright Nicole Levenberg 2012