Watching on from the shade with some comfort and satisfaction, the elder of the tribe Twatuneke fills her pipe while the other women work around her. The subject has the highest social standing and the piece plays on the herd in the background as a nod to the past years of great work she will have done to become the head of her family. The prescription glasses signify wisdom to the western audience and accepted without question.

YEAR: 2015

SIZE: 81 x 91.5cm