The worlds of art and wealth management have one very important aim in common – to craft something meaningful and of real value that lasts for generations to come. The same spirit that guides and inspires artists to create cultural wealth is what drives wealth managers to grow and preserve clients’ wealth.
Traits and characteristics typically associated with artists, such as inspiration, innovation, hard-learned skills, comprehensive experience, practice, care and patience – even the need to take calculated risks at times – ring true for both trades.
With this in mind, a unique collaboration was born.
Sanlam Private Wealth has partnered with a new generation of creators, taking select pieces from the vast Sanlam art collection on a journey into the future by reinterpreting them in new, unique ways. They’ve called this journey ‘Again and Again – Inspiration and Excellence in Perpetuity’.
Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi’s Walk of Numbers was the first piece selected to be reimagined by five young and upcoming artists.
A highly personal piece, created early on in his internationally acclaimed career, Walk of Numbers expresses something truly universal – the human journey. Seemingly without beginning or end, it gives one a sense of continuity and repeated endeavour.
According to Ndikhumbule, the artwork references counting – from physical steps taken to the people, experiences, challenges and milestones in his own life en route to his future.
Meet the artists
The five artists tasked with reinterpreting Walk of Numbers are:
Michael Chandler – illustrator
Renée Rossouw – pattern creator
Shaun Gaylard – architect
Lukhanyo Mdingi – fashion designer
Evan Sohun – street artist
The collaboration aims to not only grow and enrich the cultural wealth of South African art but also inspire young artists to continue the excellence and craft that echoes Sanlam Private Wealth’s own promise: Your wealth. Our craft.
Watch the full Again & Again story by visiting www.againandagain.co.za.