Vivian Timothy, came all the way from Germany to light up the Parliament house with Amazing and powerful African paintings for Global Africa Women’s Week (GAWW) launch on Monday July 4th, 2016. The portraite above is the ‘FACE’ represent the ABUSED WOMEN OF AFRICA, sexually and otherwise, the marginalized and the forgotten, lost female voices in the wake of greed, corruption, bad government, religious segregation and poverty.
“I used this as a THEME PICTURE because I think it says it all. The traditional Malian women with the big earrings represent the beauty and the strength of an African woman. It represent and speaks for these forgotten and suppressed voices of the rural and the African women in general. The “modern day” African woman, do not want to stay in the dark anymore. We don’t want to be taken for granted any longer. We want to speak for ourselves and participate strongly in decisions concerning homes, communities and nation at large”.
“I used these 4 paintings to remind the society that it is these rural African women that raised these strong men and women in our nations. All these presidents, leaders of all classes emanated from these women. If we like it or not, these are the voices that moved the world and is still moving the world. So I speak for you with my paintings “you beautiful ever happy dedicated lost Voices”.
Vivian Timothy is no doubt a talented artist. Her paintings deeply embedded in African roots and clearly showcase African lifestyle in a beautiful way. Paintings enriched with themes of nature, women, culture and heritage. Original artworks with metamorphic visions rich in sincerity, love and passion. Paintings that speak and interpret coded and uncoded messages to the world.
If you missed, read about GAWW UK Lauch here