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Shani Waldbaum - "Immortalising Mandi"
Sorry but this work has already been sold. may be willing to undertake a commission.
W: 910mm x H: 1510mm x D: 30mm
This work is unframed
US$ 1,217 SOLD
About "Immortalising Mandi"
I am trying to immortalise my sister who passed away with this portrait of her. The symbolism of the skull is immortality, life after death, transformation, free thinking, rebelliousness, courage in the face of death and that there is no such thing as a constant. Everything eventually changes. I chose to use an antelope skull because there is a North American Indian myth that tells of the antelope being the never ending cycle of death and rebirth. The antelope sacrificed it's body and showed humans how to use every part of its body for the good of the tribe. That is what my sister did because she donated her body to science so that it will keep serving man kind even after she has departed from it.
What inspires me as an artist? The list is long. Inspiration can strike anywhere, at any time... and it does! It can come in the guise of an abstract subject, the likes of thought, emotion & philosophy. It can appear in nature, in voice or the written word. Other artists & art forms also inspire me.
Group exhibition - Esoteric Expo, Johannesburg 2001
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