This body of work was inspired by an undercurrent of optimism that swept Smit away in the months leading up to the national elections in his home country of South Africa. In a melting pot of cultural diversity, with a politically tense history, young people are rightfully looking to themselves as the leaders of tomorrow – with confidence and pride. His generation of South Africans are incredibly unique in that they have been raised during an era of raising a new democracy. His peers, friends, brothers and sisters stand in positions no one in their families or communities have ever stood in before. They look to the future while they create it. Forging new paths and treading uncharted territories.
This artwork comes framed and ready to hang with a sleek matt silver aluminium frame, almost covering a thin dark grey frame, which finishes off the work nicely.