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Alicia McFadzean (Cheeky Observer) paints a portrait style mural in Cape Town, inspired and soaked in African culture and history.
Cape town, portrait, mural, street art, African, South African, Alicia McFadzean, Cheeky Observer, spray paint, gold, calligraphy, calligraffiti, Afrikaans,
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I See You | Cape Town Mural

A private mural commission for a client, Cape Town, South Africa.
The brief was to create a mural inspired by South African culture and history. Inspired native African faces, and some of the local languages found in Cape Town, I painted this mural, which is roughly 1.5m (wide) x 2m (high), and combines portraiture and a calligraphic style script, transcribing an old Afrikaans saying, “vir folk en vaderland” (loosely interpreted as “for the people and the motherland”).

 

The idea of juxtaposing different elements of these cultures is to show that, despite a sticky history, the current Capetonian landscape is a rich tapestry as a result of the different peoples that have come to coexist here.

 

Suffice to say, I poured a lot of love into this piece. I hope it shows.

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