Seek the Kingdom of God above all else

Raphael Frederici2017-02/2019-02

Baz-Art - Street Art Platform

Baz-Art - Street Art Platform
Cape Town, South Africa

This wall, placed in a muslim neighbourhood, is a mark of respect and conveys a strong message to the local community. The wall is located in front of a school's playground which allows it to speak to children's hearts as they see it. The "sailor" is the emblematic figure of artist Raphael Federici. In this piece, the character who seems to be wearing a qamis (traditional muslim prayer dress), raises his hands towards the sky as if in Muslim prayer. The multi-coloured skin represents the many cultures of the men and women who are in search of God. The lines tracing the surface of his skin are like fingerprints, representing the character's own identity. A phrase "Seek the kingdom above all else" is a strong message for people in search of God. The artist insists that accross all dogmas and all religions, it is important for everyone to question their knowledge and to focus on the most important question, according to him: Who is God?


  • Title: Seek the Kingdom of God above all else
  • Creator: Raphael Frederici
  • Date Created: 2017-02/2019-02
  • Physical Location: Salt River

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