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Acrylic on canvas, 2009
Notes on artwork: My painting „Cut“ reflects on the topic of female circumcision. Although I am not affected personally this “tradition” is still being practiced today, in the home-country of my father, Nigeria.
I was lucky enough not to be part of this ritual. Other African girls and women are not that lucky. They have neither a choice nor a voice. They are maimed, robbed of their sexuality and sometimes they pay a very high price for it, being their life.
“Cut” is an outcry to the viewer and to the world, to stop, think and feel empathy, even just for a second, with all the females of this world which did not have a choice…or a voice…