Zoe Rafah

This project is a study and celebration of the black woman. The project features large scale oil and mixed media paint work, influenced by gold, which are significant of the soil and rivers of the African motherland where black people originated from.
It’s been over 250 years since slavery was abolished and this project looks at the celebration of the black woman, and how she plays a part in society today. In a time when knife crime is prevalent and some black youth are killing one another, it’s important to acknowledge the background of where black people come from and the richness and pride of the former motherland. A gentle reminder that there is a history to be proud of, therefore the potential for a promising future.

In terms of style, the project looks at the exploration of portraiture, the skills and techniques involved in mixing contemporary styles with some traditional techniques.