Friday, October 28, 2011
the natural way to life-the Himba.Concetta Flore
Meeting them was an ancestral experience that made me feel redundant and fragile. I probably couldn't survive their way of life. But they condescended to pose for this strange, unknown practice of portraying them with a stick on something white and thin.
What they recognize are digital cameras, never seen a sketchbook before- and might never again!
This painting is taken from my sketch ( visible on my blog in an older post on Namibia) and was made on board, with acrylics, and covered with tissue paper to create atmosphere.
Location: Africa, Namibia; this little clan was on Gelbingen Farm, near the Etosha Park.