Until We Die

This work uncovers hidden narratives we carry and the strength it takes to navigate life's complexities. A young child holds a hubbly, traditionally used for social social gathering and smoking flavoured tobacco, which in my work symbolizes an AK-47 gun. This juxtaposition highlights the loss of innocence and burdens placed on young shoulders in turbulent environments. The hubbly-as-gun metaphor captures the intertwining of everyday life with the presence of danger and violence. Through this, I aim to draw attention to these complexities and the metaphorical weight carried by the youth.

  • Until We Die
  • Khayelihle Ukhona
  • 2024
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 60 x 45.5 centimeters
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