Anastasia Pather
Oil paint, Enamel, Gold Leaf

Fighting traditional roles, African women are finally finding their real identities. Subservient and silenced in the past, victims of our gender, the struggle to assert our freedom, our independence, ourselves, continues. Physically, intellectually, sexually. “Muse” portrays the ultimate emancipation in its complete reversal of gender roles. With man as subject – an object of beauty alone that can be adored, discarded and replaced without second thought.