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Our lamp featured in SA Home Owner

I am always super excited when my work gets noticed by the media! Especially more so when my design inspiration is considered a touchy subject!

Here is the printed text:

“Inspired by her return to the Western Cape, Lizl Naude’s slave bell desk lamp re-purposes discarded wood and tin cans to create a beautiful, functional homage to those who built this land from the ground up.”

 

I posted about the Slave Bell Lamp a few months ago. Read about it here.

#grateful #rememberingslavery ❤

 

 

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The inspiration behind the Slave Bell Lamp

I am no social activist, but as of late I find I want to express my opinion regarding social matters through my designs.

A native of the Western Cape, I lived in Johannesburg for the last 7 years and recently returned back home. In a way, my absence made me oblivious to certain ills of our tainted history.

 

Ironically, despite all the efforts made, the great divide still exists and it is more and more evident that the gap of inequality is getting bigger…instead of narrowing.  The effect it has had on me is quite shocking and monuments like the slave bell towers that are scattered on many farms, has started an emotional battle within me. And instead of ranting and raving, I have decided to create constructive awareness through design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enough said. All I ask is that we remember.

#blackconsciousness #rememberslavery #remembrance #slavery

 

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