Spiritual Migration is a visual exploration of speculative realities and dreamscapes that our spirits could exist in, as the earth becomes increasingly uninhabitable. The series features several otherworldly themes and symbols, employing a lot of the classic sci-fi and afrofuturist references—like outer-space, the moon, the stars—to tell the story of extraterrestrial and multidimensional humanoid migration.
There are also some hidden symbols and objects—like Adinkra symbols and Akuaba dolls—that are emblematic of the afrocentric roots of these speculative works and my Akan roots to be precise. The Akuaba dolls are particularly interesting here because in Akan culture and mythology, they represent fertility. And in this series they’re meant to signify the successful seeding of new worlds (or at least the hope of doing so) with life that was borne of Earth, thus channeling Octavia Butler’s Earthseed, from her books Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents.