Medium: Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, Chitenje fabric and beadwork

Size: 120 x 110 cm

Date: 2017

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This is one of the series of artworks inspired initially by listening to ‘The Planets’ by Holst. This is Mercury, the winged messenger of the gods. I chose purple as the main colour for the painting as this used to be the colour associated with royalty. Yellow is the complementary colour to purple and the material is predominantly of that colour. I also liked the fact that this pattern is called ‘Billionaire’

The piece was sewn together by Patricia Chitonya with the beadwork being done by ‘The Streetwise Project’, a Malawian charity which looks after orphans and other children.

Beading in action