ARTIST: FADZAI JARAVAZA
COUNTRY: ZIMBABWE
MATERIALS USED: PENCIL

Art is Resilient..

A beautiful chaos it is,

Resilience.

The delicate yet indestructible HANDS,

Of my mother and all the women before me.

Who fought emotional and physical raging winds,

Paving the way for me, for the woman I am becoming..

On these fertile hands, grow the potent DANDELIONS.

A flower ever so graceful, representing the healing steps of every woman becoming,

Stemmed from all the emotional intelligence that has been sharpened by life’s intricacies.

Ah the Dandelion.

How it can persevere through difficult living situations.

A flower so small and humbling,

Yet, it courageously faces any and every a peril.

Resilience

A beautiful chaos..

Today I rest, I tend to the wounds.

But tomorrow, another day I see.

I rise with courage, wisdom and Pride.

As the LION does..

Even in my dreams I see the majestic wildcat,

A reminder that my ancestors are watching over me.

It’s eyes strong yet,soulful.

the need to stop overstretching oneself but,  try to balance matters and remain strong.

Ah Resilience..

The essence of a woman becoming..

Who’s back “tell stories no book has the spine to carry”

A work of art..

                                                           -Fadzai_Jaravaza-