The concept of democracy in Africa takes on a thousand facets and complexities. The forms of state and government are... Read More
The concept of democracy in Africa takes on a thousand
facets and complexities. The forms of state and government are less clear-cut
and defined than in other continents. As well as much more recent and therefore
less mature. For this reason, instead of dots, the seeds of democracy are
represented by butterflies. Even the color "democracy blue" is less
clean, it is darker than in the other works and above all imbued with a
thousand other colors. The base of the canvas is in fact painted with acrylic
color and not with clay. The brushstrokes are vertical, and push upwards,
in a natural propensity to look to the north of the world. The entire
continent, an explosion of vital energy, is however at the same time full of
suffering, cut in half by a long barbed wire. The barbed wire that rests on the
butterflies creates a raw and almost mystical image, and wants to represent the
delicacy and fragility of democratic institutions in Africa, as well as the
pain with which the democratic transition has taken and still takes place in
many African countries.
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