I entered the Eskom lighting competition in 2014 and this was my entry. The brief was to design a light around 20 years of Freedom. My light had 27 spokes representing the amount of years Madiba served in prison, but the circle symbolises growth and the light – freedom.
As you drive along the streets you always see palm leaf discards. People regularly prune their palm trees but do not realise how these leaves take to disintegrate. It is very structural and was calling to become a hanging lamp.