In Ochre: Sankofa
Individual print from Mahaneela's 'In Ochre' series, this work is entitled: "Sankofa", meaning the importance from learning from one's past.
In Ochre celebrates black & brown people through an ongoing portrait series exploring the values associated with yellow in tandem with those same values and their interaction with people within the diaspora.
Yellow is a a colour with historical, psychological, anthropological and spiritual importance.
Psychologically, yellow is proven lift our spirits and self-esteem, bringing confidence and optimism.
The oldest known pigment used by humans was yellow ochre, and it’s use can be traced back to kenya some 285,000 years ago.
Print is sized A4/8.3" × 11.70" on high quality 200gsm silk printed paper with matt lamination.