Umbhoshongo (The Tower)

The painting of crowds climbing the tower shows life of the masses in our society.  This is about time where our focus is on highest level of positions, the destination of a religious African man is in the sky and that is how he gave up on fighting for his land because he believes that holy spirit doesn't belong on his land. This work expresses the pain, truth, political and religious inspiration where all forget the graves of their forefathers in future that is in the sky.

  • Umbhoshongo (The Tower)
  • Mandisi Mncela
  • 2021
  • Mixed media on designers' paper
  • signed at the bottom
  • 214 x 162 cm