Pitika Ntuli Makhosi CCAC0437 Photograph by Dominic Toeiren

Pitika Ntuli - Makhosi, 2015

Pitika Ntuli (1942-)
Makhosi (2015)
Young elephant bone, glass eyes / 690 x 590 x 220 mm
CCAC #0437

Donated by the artist

The bone, a shoulder blade, evokes the 'shouldering responsibility' of those tasked with creating a just and equitable society. The work speaks of the need for societal healing across social divisions. "Makhosi" is a Nguni greeting used when meeting traditional healers, and to invoke ancestral spirits for healing and guidance.

Photograph by Dominic Toerien

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