Friday, 6 December 2013

Paint Party Friday

 There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Nelson Mandela

I was born the year that Apartheid was born,. grew up and lived through it, saw this man jailed and saw him walk out of prison a free man in 1991.
He is my hero and my idol.



 This was one of my earliest pieces of art and now lives in Washington.


  This piece is called 'Praying for Mandela' and I painted it a few months ago when he was so ill in hospital.

RIP dearest Madiba.

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15 comments:

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Beautiful and powerful pieces, filled with love.

Ilona Heimböckel said...

Beautiful tribute to a great human!
Thank you for sharing your art!
Happy PPF
Ilona

LiliansArt said...

beautiful dedication!

MeOfCourse said...

This is beautiful work Soulbrush. Great tribute to a wonderful and dedicated human being. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Giggles said...

I love love love your Mandela...wow so good...and the other one has so much spirit too!! Good job! So sad isn't it...

Hugs Giggles

Netty said...

terrific pieces. Happy PPF, Annette x

Gillena Cox said...

Luv your Mandela pieces

Much love...

Linda said...

beautiful tribute to honor such a wonderful humanitarian.

marianne said...

Beautiful tribute Joss. He will be so missed in this world.; We need more people like him.....

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful tribute!

artatag said...

These pictures make me smile - wonderful tribute!
Cheers
Gabriele

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is fabulous art. Well done
Happy Sunday
Nicole/Beadwright

imac said...

Wonderful work of the Great Man

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
My Friend

Faye said...

A beautiful work of art as well as a wonderful tribute.

minnemie said...

Aahh, my vriendin hierdie is albei wonderlik! Hy was meer as net 'n "peacemaker"... hy was 'n "reconciler"... min kan in sy skoene staan! Hoop dit gaan oraait daarso - dink aan jou al is ek stil!