New Yorkers are getting their turn to bask in the bold colours and graphics of legendary Ndebele artist #EstherMahlangu, who has just been honoured with a mural dedicated to her work in the Big Apple.
The tribute was painted in Tribeca by New York-based artist Imani Shanklin Roberts. Crossing Franklin Street and West Broadway's Citi Bike station, the painting spans a two-lane road and features Ndebele symbols that Shanklin Roberts says are a celebration of feminine energy. "To you NYC, I present Xola, (Stay in Peace) --((A South African Name I named my daughter--*Alignment*))) a piece that is representative of a feminine energy force that is all-encompassing, inclusive and awe-inspiring. Xola welcomes you to charge and open your divine feminine here amid all that tries to stand against you. This is my form of resistance and protest -- my expression," Shanklin Roberts said on Instagram. #estermahlangu #Ester #MAMA #AsWiseAsTheWorld #AncestorsWildestDreams