Mother of Many Nations

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Stoneware Mural Framed


R60000 | 129x73cm

“Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.

 “We are women, and my plea is let me be a woman, holy through and through, asking for nothing but what God wants to give me, receiving with both hands and with all my heart whatever that is.”


This work was born from studying the mother and primitive female form in time spent researching at the Museum of Archeology in Athens, The Vatican Museum in Rome and The British Museum in London. 

Description and methodology:

This artwork was made with four different South African stoneware clay bodies combined in the Japanese ceramic art technique known as nerikomi. It started out as one large slab of clay and was then turned into its various segments that together signify a whole.

The work is made in the ethos of unity in diversity and form part of the abstract expressionistic discipline. A variety of complex glazes where used in a painterly fashion to tie the different segment together in its flowing application. The shape of the work speaks of the primitive representation of the female or mother image. 

Additional information

Weight 30 kg
Dimensions 129 × 3 × 73 cm