Moshanyana was inspired by a photo that I took on a farm in South Africa. I baked cupcakes for the children. This little boy enjoyed his cupcake so much, although he struggled to hold the cupcake in his tiny hand. I wanted to capture in my art the message that something good in your life might not always be easy but it will be worth it.

I used acrylic paint with a monochrome colour scheme for the portrait and for contrast in the background I used recycled Nespresso capsules and Softi candy wrappers. The recycled materials were cut and arranged to form a pattern in an array of different colours.

The title meaning, little Boy in Southern Sotho as this was the native language of the boy.

Title: “Moshanyana”

Dimensions: 910mm x 610mm

Medium: Mixed Medium (Acrylic paint, Nespresso Capsules, Softi Candy Wrappers)

Moshanyana was exhibited at Artist Avenue

Sold, in a private art collection

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