Hwami Violet Art

Thoughts and Work by Artist Violet Hwami

Rebirth, A Baptism & Prayer

 

“The Mbira is not just an instrument to us.  It is like a Bible…It is the way in which we pray to God.”

My theme came about when I began to question why most Africans turn to Christianity and in doing so end up losing their cultural identity and faith in their own traditional cultures. This fascinated me to the point where I felt I had to communicate and bring forth the beauty and purity in traditional Shona culture that seems to have been lost for decades.

The Mbira becomes a positive symbol of cultural identity and because of it some Shona people have kept their faith in traditional culture.

(1775 x 880) 

Oils and Charcoal on MDF

http://hwami-hwa.tumblr.com/

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