Oil on board.

70xm x 100cm.

Original for sale at £750.

Prints available in a range of sizes and art stocks from £45.

This is a portrait of Ngando, who performed the role of a “Bwiti Mother” to me during my second initiation into the tradition. She has an amazing and powerful voice that helped me through my journey that night. As the known world shakes and disintegrates, the music, and the songs act as a guiding force to keep the Bandzi, the person undergoing initiation, safe and on track.