Series "Totems & Taboos" N2 - 2023
Mixed Media on Aluminium Framed Canvas - 80x80cms The symbolic meanings of totems are usually accompanied by taboos believed to have special spiritual and cultural associations. Due to these cultural associations and taboos, totems are protected against harm by the respective tribes, conserving species diversity and ecosystem diversity. Totems are a form of representation of the bonds humans have with the environment, including with animals, plants and natural inanimate objects. Totems serve as the symbol of a family, group or tribe that has ancestral connections.