Many writers, poets, musicians and visual artists have been struck by what is uniquely and ineffably African, and tried to express this in their work. One feels the African geography and all the people who inhabit the landscape most acutely when staying in other parts of the world. Although each place has its own spirit (locus genii), for me it is in Africa where my sense of colour resonates most naturally with my surroundings; the frequencies and tones become visible in my work. Being African is the most profoundly distinguishing factor to have informed my visual language.
Jill Trappler, February 2016