"The work unpacks the idea of identity and the colonial past that is part of the South African identity. The oval portraits look at the Victoria influence and the rule of Queen Victoria. The work looks at how a lot of households during apartheid had a lot of men working in mines, farms, and cities, and women looked after the children in the townships or rural areas. The work also aims to glorify the role that women played at home as well as honoring the women’s march that took place in 1956, 9 August in Pretoria." - Thina Dube, July 2021.