“Wake up Africa”
Acrylic on cotton canvas
Head band made with molding paste and gel to create texture
16” W. x 20” H. x 0.75” D.
(40.64 cm L. x 50.8 cm H. x 2 cm P.)
Seeing a woman’s face in the shape of the African continent, I decided to paint a sleeping beauty in my favorite colors, in tribute to where my husband comes from…
This painting also carries a political message. It’s time for Africa to wake up and regain her wealth and resources.
While I was painting it, I had Nneka’s song “Africans” in my head:
“Wake up world!!
Wake up and stop sleeping
Wake up Africa!!
Wake up and stop blaming
Open ur eyes!!
Stand up and rise
Road block oh life penalty”