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Odirile Makaku

Created 2021

Matla, Setswana for ‘Power’. When making this piece the focal point was to evoke a transcendental element that follows the theme of the series itself which is the display of knowing your innermost self. The Njeti pattern is meant to symbolize Devine feminine energy/ pure creative energy; heightened awareness of oneself hence the use of a figure with multiple limbs. The use of the pattern signifies awareness of yourself through reborn eyes. The process of this piece included firstly a photo shoot of the artist's brothers, from there she used their silhouettes and layered the existing figures with the pattern so that they blended in with their surroundings.