Nelson Mandela ''The shepherd and the shaman''.   by Jerel Baker


Small (16.4" x 21.2")

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Nelson Mandela ''The shepherd and the shaman''. by 

oil on canvas….The adopted son of royalty,he rose to defend the humble with words,and then deeds…..for which he stood accused. He offered to give up his life.They refused him that honor.‘’If we hang him,he`ll be a martyr,but if we lock him away,he`ll be forgotten and life will go on.’’ So they gave him an island prison and he broke rocks ,but HE was not broken….or forgotten….the facts remained….the hungry,the crowded,the jailed,the lynched…..the ignored. He lived their cause. A Shepherd and a Shaman…his flock swelled, the world turned and noticed…and when the power fell…..into his hands, He did not lash out with revenge…..he reached out with reconciliation………..oil on canvas. 3/6/10 574v 30fav—-24×30in…‘’AFRICAN HEARTBEAT’’ Talismans and Tributes to the cradle of Man.


  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 4 years ago

    An Amazingly detailed artpiece, done to perfection! Well done !

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylover 4 years ago

    Which medium did you use?

  • Jerel Baker
    Jerel Bakerover 4 years ago

    all my work is oil on canvas….I`m addicted to the smell of linseed oil and old books.

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtover 4 years ago

    this is a masterpiece in every way …..bravo !!!!

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    this is a stunning and beautifly done work.Creative and so interesting ++LIZ

  • Bruce Jones
    Bruce Jonesover 4 years ago

    This is great!!

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 4 years ago

    absolutely spectacular work!

  • -Whisper-
    -Whisper-over 4 years ago

    Very incredible work, impressive!

  • RaOrEmraeh
    RaOrEmraehover 4 years ago

  • Jerel Baker
    Jerel Bakerover 4 years ago

    wow! thankyou,i really appreciate the honor. I`ve only been displaying my work publicly for 4 weeks, i`m really gratified by the positivity i`ve recieved,frankly i was`nt sure what people would make of me.thanks again!!

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