My collection UBUNTU is inspired by the philosophy of Nelson Mandela. The South African wisdom that we are all connected: WE are more than I am.

For this series, I went on a journey with my brushes. The focus is on so many beautiful, different people living together in one world. In the "I" era we live in now, I think it is important to show how beautiful WE are.Sauda is painted with oil and gold paint on linen with porcelain clay that is cracking. Just like what happens to the earth in parts of Africa due to prolonged heat and drought. The color gold and transparent oxide red reflect the color of her beautiful skin and the African earth.

SAUDA means in Africa dark beauty.


175 cm x 195 cm met lijst in cortenstaal


Oil paint and mixed media