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the misconception of identity authorizes the spirit of fear to reign
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The charcoal, tar and ashes used to define the features of this tormented visage represent how oppression is synonymous with repression, abuse, brutality, harassment, coercion, manipulation, injustice and despotism.

The unrepentant and malevolent creature, a preparatory drawing of Nya’s work “Mburuchusi,” represents how the spirit of fear behind oppression is an insidious power whose sole objective is to attack, seize, capture and control the central command center of every human, the place from which every Man controls his internal and external environment, the place where reasoning, perception and understanding take place – the mind.

The print was produced on the occasion of “A true leader abides in his identity” a book that employs x-rays of Nya’s work, “Heir of Inheritance,” to explicate how fear robs Man of his true identity by stripping him of the knowledge of his royal heritage thereby reducing him to a timid, resentful, jealous, covetous, distrustful and hateful being with no control over his mind, will and emotions.

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Title of the Artwork:

The misconception of identity authorizes the spirit of fear to reign


Printed on True Fibre Matte paper made from Alpha cellulose, museum-etched surface, 200gsm, Archival standard.

Dimensions of Print:

11 x 8.5 inches (27.94 cm x 21.59 cm)

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Delivered unframed and packaged flat in a custom envelope specifically designed for protection in transit and preservation over time.

Additional Print Details:

This print is also accompanied with a synopsis of the preparatory drawing with a QR code that directs you to contents discoursing important themes raised in “A true leader abides in his identity,” namely; identity, leadership, oppression and freedom.

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