Cecilia Lamptey-Botchway

AYAK: The body as political. Restoring our honour, beauty and dignity, 2018



Acrylic on Canvas

44 x 31 in
111.76 x 78.74 cm

This painting was inspired by a TIMES Magazine cover story, on victims of rape as a weapon of war. In the story Ayak from SOUTH SUDAN poses while nine months pregnant because of being raped repeatedly while fleeing South Sudan to a UN refugee camp. As the news report indicated, “the very act of photographing Ayak and her unborn child gave her the opportunity to celebrate the very thing her perpetrators had tried to rob from her – her beauty and her dignity.”

Cecilia Lamptey-Botchway

Cecilia Lamptey-Botchway is a Pan Africanist performance artist, sculptor, textile designer and a painter: Cecilia sees the African metaphysical universe as the inspiration for her paintings.

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