Sylvester Falata, South Africa
Unframed, hand signed and numbered by the artist.
Fine Art Textured Silk Paper 270gsm | 25% Cotton/75% Cellulose | Natural Tone
A2 Print | 36,1 x 53,4 cm image and 42,1 x 59,4 cm print
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This quote came to me as a whisper the moment I began working on this piece. And what stood out for me the most was how this crown was paid for. And I thought about the means of payment. The blood, sweat, tears, prayers and lives of our ancestors. These are the means of payment that are the reason for my being here, for my existence. For our existence. We step out and up into the world as answers to their prayers. So I began thinking about how important it is to be intentional about how I show up in the world. How I choose to take up space. With integrity and with intention. Knowing very well that I do not owe anyone an explanation to why I exist. No how I choose to exist. And that’s how I honor the ones that came before me. That’s how I show up for them.
Ama Serie :
One of my favorite childhood memories from growing up in a village is seeing women carry firewood on their head. It was fast for me as a young boy. Seeing how they would balance the bundle of sticks and carry the weight. With to me as a kid seemed to be with so much ease, control and grace. A lot of Grace. I had never seen them use their hands to balance the load. There was an instinct to maneuver the head to a certain side so the wood doesn’t fall off.
The flowers on the head in the Ama series are very reminiscent of that. But I thought of how, in retrospect. The load the carried wasn’t that light. But they did so with Grace. And to me it seemed to be done with ease. And I re-imagined that weight as a flower crown. A nod to those women, to the women in my life. The ones I know by name and ones who’s names I will never know. Who are the reason I get to be here. Who wear heavy crowns with ease to the outside world.
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Artworks in a limited edition have a set number of prints available for each size offered. For the 42,1 x 59,4 cm size edition, "Your crown has been paid for, put it on your head and wear it" comes in a limited edition of only 75 prints. Once all 75 of the prints in this edition size have sold out, there will be no other prints of "Your crown has been paid for, put it on your head and wear it" available in the size of 42,1 x 59,4 cm. Limited edition prints of this artwork may be available in other sizes.
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