Wandering around San Francisco’s Union Square the other day, these pieces caught my eye. The artist is Fortune Sitole.
They’re scenes from South Africa. The artist aims to show the universality of poverty through his depictions of shack life. The pieces that included women were particularly striking.
Color always speaks to me. Always. I was quite taken by the vibrance of the mixed-media pieces and especially the use of corrugated aluminum.
There’s nothing like them in my house and not much wall space remaining, so I couldn’t buy one.
But I wanted to…
..and maybe I will. The smaller ones weren’t even all that expensive. You can learn about the artist, who is fascinating, and see his work HERE. Don’t freak out at the prices, he didn’t price the smaller ones on his site but they were several hundred dollars.