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Acrylic on Canvas
W: 490mm x H: 590mm x D: 30mm
W: 19" x H: 23" x D: 1"
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"Nguba" is a traditional blanket that a Ndebele woman receives on her wedding day. She then decorates it with beads according to her liking and style.
As a Ndebele woman, she is born into the "artist nation". Art is part of her life as she surrounds herself with her artistic creations which covers the walls of her home and the clothing that she wears. She even decorates the flooring in her homestead, even though she knows that she will have to re-do it very soon. She does not over-think her work. She just does it; in her own way according to her own tastes. She is traditional but uniquely different. Seeing her from behind allows all women to identify with her. The soft cloth that covers her head and drapes so gently onto her neck is a metaphor for her sweet softness. She triumphs in her dignity and is able to achieve without being aggressive...
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An artwork becomes a timeless masterpiece when it is able to silence the viewer by the magnitude and profoundness of it's beauty and simplicity. When the viewer is silenced of all thoughts and is able to rest the eye on beauty, then the work can be said to have gravity and will be timeless.
In this harsh world,the work of the artist becomes even greater to remind society of the beauty and the deeper more intangible aspects of mankind. It is the deeper, more silent parts of ourselves that give meaning to everything else.
My daily practice of Sahaja Yoga meditation allows me to feel the vibrations of all living things. Before commencing a work, I still my mind and request the Divine creativity to flow through me so as to create a work which speaks to the universal spirit in each of us, rather than to the ego.
I hope that my works will be enjoyed fully with silent minds and that they will inspire us to seek the beauty in all things.
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