04: Beverley Onyangunga


Mother earth, Motherland, the Mother provides for her children


WW is a series of assemblages, which speaks on conflict minerals in the DRC, as well as other surrounding issues. The series of work highlights how the mining of natural resources and the high demand for electronics, are both contributing factors towards climate change — which is often overlooked.  Other themes brought to light within the series are the human right violations, corruption and sexual violence. This piece in particular echoes the Madonna, through composition. The mother with her child on her lap, working on an artisanal mine whilst nuturing her child. Giving all that she can offer; her devotion, love and the sacrifices that she makes in order to provide for her family.

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