Saturday, December 27, 2008

Bushman Madonna

This is a small piece (10" X 10) with lots of texture inspired by very old pictographs by African Bushmen. It needs a little more colour variation before I am satisfied that it is done. I haven't altered the image of the woman, I think she looks strong and lovely though to western eyes her body is exaggerated. She wasn't pictured with a baby so I added the seated infant and some hints of a spirit life with the gold spots and swoosh. Not sure how this one will be received.... but she definitely IS a Black Madonna.


Anonymous said...

Love it Hennie!

Silverbear said...

Obviously very primitive. The colour is striking - reflects the colour of the earth in central africa.Ties it in nicely to the african motif.
A true representation of "Mother and Child".