INVICTUS - FOR MADIBA

Mixed Media

ACRYLIC, GESSO, DRIED LEAVES, SAND,EMULSION, SHELLAC, ENAMEL,OILS, OIL PASTEL ON CANVAS
90CM X 90CM
Dedicated to Nelson Mandela (Madiba), Invictus the poem by William Ernest Henley was a poem that inspired him whilst in prison for 27 years – he recited it every day. The final stanza of the poem is written on the work. the dark colours reflect the darkness of the times, while the white depicts the limEstone quarry prisoners were forced to work in each day in brutal conditions, the red is the blood split by innocents.