Wonder Buhle Mbambo, also known as WonderBuhle, is a South African artist who grew up in rural KwaZulu Natal. The region is the main influence on his paintings, with his main symbol used being the impepho, a sage flower primarily used in Zulu culture as a means to communicate with ancestors and invite them into a space. It's also used to cleanse a space when one feels there are bad spirits occupying it, or even to cleanse one's own body. The use of the impepho flower in his work is testament to how deeply connected Wonder is to his heritage and to ancestral wisdom.
“I want any Black child in the world to walk into any gallery or museum and see themselves on the wall as a King or a Queen. ”