Wednesday 11 December 2013

by Lynda Payton

Born to rule

Born to rule - quote

Nelson Mandela – Difficulties

Nelson Mandela – Difficulties

Nelson Mandela - Fear

Nelson Mandela – Flag

Nelson Mandela - Freedom

Nelson Mandela - Messiah

Nelson Mandela - Tribute

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela


Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mveso, Transkei, South Africa. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, nonviolent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies. In 1993, Mandela and South African President F.W. de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to dismantle the country's apartheid system. In 1994, Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president. In 2009, Mandela's birthday (July 18) was declared "Mandela Day" to promote global peace and celebrate the South African leader's legacy. Mandela died at his home in Johannesburg on December 5, 2013, at age 95.


Lynda’s thoughts on the inspirations of her life.

For as long as I can remember my life has centered around art, from the love of music to the world of dance and the drive to create and participate in those art forms. There is an aesthetic experience that occurs when a personal moment with a viewer interacts. Pencil and watercolor were the mediums I was first introduced when I started creating art of the outer world. Computer technology has afforded me the opportunity to use the widely available tools to render my creative inner world.

Today, my “tranphotodigital” work is abstract portraiture and graphic works that in employ traditional photographic media pared with the benefit of digital technology. I orchestrate the visual components using a variety of techniques and programs by uploading digital photographs, computer imagery and 3-D sculpting.

My heart, mind and soul are devoted to creating the final abstract image.

I’ve heard it said that an artists responsibility is to be a mirror for the society in which he lives. Life can be stressful, chaotic and downright overwhelming. I create artwork that presents the viewer with the opportunity lo look at life the way it is or was and embrace it in it entirety. It pulls at the memory of its viewer by provoking them to draw from their memories a place, a time a moment that they can connect, which creates joy from the memories stored within their soul and heart.


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