One thing unites us, our humanity. In a cultural melting pot like South Africa, It’s easy to lose sight of this. Common grounds was an attempt to shift the attention from our differences to our similarities.
I customised 50 unique denim jackets donated by 50 unique individuals.
On the back of each jacket I drew 9 characters chosen by the donor. 3 of their favourite cartoon characters, 3 of their favourite pop culture personalities & 3 people who they’re inspired by. In a way each jacket was an unconventional portrait of the donor.
On the night of the exhibition people from various backgrounds where able to connect with each other using the jacket as an ice breaker. This is how the common grounds denim jacket exhibition panned out.
Photo - Andre De Jager