Size: 12" X 22" (30.5cm X 56cm)
Medium: Acrylics, Watercolor Pencils, soft pastels, oil pastels, Collage, glue, paper maché
Ground: Stretched Paper
Ubuntu is a philosophy of life & living from South Africa. With a plethora of definitions. But the most concise definition that I find most related to my work is this one, Ubuntu “I am what I am because of who we all are.” And this, is exactly what I attempted to portray with this painting. the tiny homes all contributed to making that great big house. You can see, no, feel the force and energy of these people and their love for each other in the play of colors in the dramatic sky.
Nobody in the landscape? Yes, this is a very deliberate attempt to personify the houses (no, call them homes) to represent communities and families, living, nuturing and growing together.