09 September 2010

The power of the pen and the brush

"We lose them they expand" is one of the latest paintings completed by Sue. This is one of a series of paintings in a collaborative project of art and poetry, between her and Nox Mafu, who is currently resident in New York.

The painting is a graphic representation of one of Nox's poems about a traumatic incident that happened during the apartheid years in South Africa, when a number of demonstrators were killed in the former Ciskei. This is one of my favourite paintings in the series.


What is so amazing about this project is that is has been put together by two south African women from totally different backgrounds who met on Face Book.

If you want to see more, Sue has posted pictures of the paintings and accompanying poems on her blog site Arty Farty Musings.

3 comments:

Naquillity said...

yes, an amazing painting. i wish i had talent like this. thanks for sharing. hope all is well.

Rose said...

Wow! What a painting!

theimaginativetraveler said...

I stopped by to see your sky, but am glad I stayed to look around. This painting is absolutely stunning, with a wonderful story behind it! Thank you for sharing that...