Mami Africa is a representation of a global range of cultures that have all been prompted by the African diaspora. She loosely embodies the seductive water entity named Mami Wata. This mermaid-like spirit is depicted as an alluring, partially nude woman with a brown complexion and dark hair. Often paired with snake (a symbol of divinity), her sly nature has been known to entice river travelers into her ecstasy of a realm.
The visionary fantasy of her narrative is what inspired the optical illusions in this piece, drawing attention to her ethereal hypnotic gaze, morphing hair, and multiple limbs.