US Ambassador opens Indingilizi art exhibition
MBABANE – Indingilizi Gallery opened an exhibition of art work by Helen Moir themed ‘Landscape and Nature in Swaziland’ on Wednesday evening.
Moir is also a founding member of the Swaziland Art Society and her inspiration for much of the artwork over the past 20 years is derived from humanity’s relationship with nature, a relationship which has grown ever more distant with passing centuries reflected in humanity’s negative effects on the environment.
The countryside around Mbabane is the subject matter for much of Helen’s work. In the cyclical change of seasons and natural processes of germinations, growth, decay and resurrection, Helen finds metaphors for life on earth. She tries to convey her belief in her connectedness of all living things and to convey her respect for nature to the viewer.
Helen prefers not to take a negative view, nature is more powerful than humanity to her and in her artwork she endeavours to express he joy and wonder at the beauty that surrounds us that we are able to witness every day.
"As you may know, my time in Swaziland is coming to a close at the end of July. I have spent nearly three years of my life here and have grown to love the rolling hills and rocky outcroppings of the Swazi countryside.
Looking around at the artwork displayed here, I know that just a glimpse at these paintings would bring back memories of the people and places I have enjoyed so much in the Kingdom of Eswatini," said the U.S Ambassador to Swaziland, Earl Irving.
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