The domination of the African by European Culture. There is no "Africa" for Africans..almost all of the countries and borders we know of are the effect of European colonialism and cartography. "We" were fucked by white europe.."royally". :)
As itself. Independent of outside reference as in hackneyed overwrought illustration. I like the idea of the shiny surface and the "deep unconscious" connection the viewer may have with the "presence" of the object.