Acrylic on Canvas
W60cm x H80cm x D1cm
Makoti, a painting that transcends time, space and culture, is a masterpiece that captures the essence of womanhood in all its complexities. Inspired by the world of art collectors and pan-Africanism, this iconic piece challenges the traditional notions of beauty and culture while celebrating the strength and resilience of women. With a focus on the female form, Makoti presents a bride and a Zangoma (healer) - a potent symbol of power and wisdom in many African cultures.
The painting exudes a sense of awe and reverence, drawing you in with its intricate details and bold strokes. But as you study the image, you realize that it is more than just a pretty picture - it challenges your perceptions and forces you to confront your biases and prejudices. With an optical illusion that changes with the lighting and perspective, Makoti seems to be alive, following you wherever you go and inviting you to explore the depths of your own consciousness.
Through this painting, the artist encourages us to appreciate and honor the women in our lives, recognizing their strength, wisdom, and beauty. Makoti is a work of art that will stay with you long after you have left its presence, a testament to the power of art to inspire, challenge, and transform.