Transition 01

These two pieces named ‘transition’ depict the next stages of the life of a child in the tribe from having freedom to watch and learn to being part of the working force. The style of the hair braiding indicates when a young female becomes ready to marry after puberty and this visual symbol of a stage in life is something I found captivating and so removed from that considered normal in our Western society.

Transition 01 has the subject covered in ochre which gives the skin a brilliant red colour which is seen as a symbol of beauty within the Himba culture and denotes the coming of age to being a woman.

YEAR: 2015

SIZE: 80 x 100cm