Philip Mabote

“If a bird believes it is an eagle long enough, it will eventually end up soaring like one.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

Much of what this existence is for us as humans can be understood as and synthesized into a desperate desire to understand who we are in this ocean of chaos called life. Discovering who we are and how we fit into things is a subject which has fascinated, artists, spiritualists, psychologists and a variety of great thinkers since the beginning of time. It is a subject equally as important to artist, Phillip Mabote, as his is an artistic practice which interrogates the questions surrounding his own origin story.