The Essence of Africa

Sonwabe Mhletywa
Posted October 27, 2021 from South Africa

The Essence of Africa is a contemporary (abstract/portrait/mixed media and collage) catalogue that will consist of 12 artworks to its completion. Being raised by a single mother this catalogue is and will be a lifetime reminder of the strength of a women. The artworks feature women of Africa, but in this sense I have only given the spotlight to trafotional African from their respective indigenous tribes. Based in today's rules of society xnd how women are perceived "the power of tradition and culture" is an unwavering point - so in raising the awareness and acknowledgment of the fact as much as men are sing as being dominant and powerful, life starts and ends with women from all walks of life. I have also given the 3 submitted artworks name which mostly take and responsibility for the owner of each name, lives up to their name to their fullest.

This story was submitted in response to Healing through Art.

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Jill Langhus
Oct 29
Oct 29

Hi Sonwabe,

How are you, dear? Thanks for sharing your powerful, statement pieces.

Sonwabe Mhletywa
Oct 30
Oct 30

I'm well thank you. How are you?
Thank you

Jill Langhus
Nov 01
Nov 01

Great to hear. Yes, I'm quite well, thanks.

You're welcome.

megsmueller
Oct 30
Oct 30

Greetings Sonwabe
How are you? "Life starts and ends with women". I love this! Your hand at art is absolutely stunning and it speaks volumes. Thank you for celebrating the strength of a woman. Ubomi obude amandla omfazi!

Much love to you.

Sonwabe Mhletywa
Oct 30
Oct 30

I am good thanks, I hope you are well. Thank you so much for the love and appreciation for my craft. -Imbhokodo

Tomasa
Oct 31
Oct 31

Powerful. I love it. Thanks for sharing your art.

Grace Iliya
Nov 09
Nov 09

Very Powerful. Thanks for sharing this dear.

Much Love

Beth Lacey
Nov 10
Nov 10

These works are stunning!

Sonwabe Mhletywa
Nov 12
Nov 12

Thank you