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Sonwabo Valashiya

ARTIST: Sonwabo Valashiya

ARTWORK TITLE: Mother of Light
DATE2020
SITE: 
Jewel City, 254 Fox St, City and Suburban, Johannesburg

ARTIST STATEMENT:
This concept illustrates the power of women, the character is harnessing light through the oil lamp she is holding. The light is the symbol of power every African woman embodies, they bring hope and positivity in any situation. Therefore she is the Mother of Light!

 

"My work captures the life of African aesthetics and celebrates the diversity of our cultures and identities as Africans. The art highlights the pride of our people and documenting our history and heritage to preserve our way of being and where we come from."
 

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION: Painted Mural as part of the Jewel City Mural Commissions. 
 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Murals commissioned by Divercity Property Fund for Jewel City 
Paint sponsored by: Dulux

Mural Technical Drawings: Say Architecture

Installation team: Ralarno Coutts (@dolf.13) and Tetteh Cudjoe

PLNTH acted as the precinct art consultant, project curator and all murals production manager.

DIGITAL DESIGN

COMPLETED MURAL, IMAGE BY PLNTH

 MURAL IN PROGRESS, IMAGE BY PLNTH

 MURAL IN PROGRESS, IMAGE BY PLNTH

COMPLETED MURAL, IMAGE BY PLNTH

 MURAL IN PROGRESS, IMAGE CREDIT: GEMMA GARMAN

COMPLETED MURAL, IMAGE CREDIT: GEMMA GARMAN

COMPLETED MURAL, IMAGE CREDIT: GEMMA GARMAN

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