"Often when you're in the process of realizing an image, it's going somewhere else. If that tangent starts going off in a place that feels more exciting, that's what I go with."
"My connection to tradition was sort of limited. I started to investigate what that would actually mean for me, for a contemporary, modern African. How could one be authentic? I started to look at the representation of the ideas of African art and at what things represented Africa. I came upon the fabrics."
-Yinka Shonibare MBE