The staff represents the connection between the body and the skies, or the celestial universe. In the context of Modisakeng’s spirituality the staff refers to ancient knowledge systems and beliefs narrate though oral history, cave paintings and other material culture that the origin of mankind is in the stars and galaxies.
In southern Africa these staffs are used by religious and spiritual people for worship and performing of rituals. It is the symbolical connector, a magical wand that opens the channels between the physical world, the body and spirit. The performance of those photographs is a personal ritual of surrender and acceptance of Modisakeng’s calling.