'‘The Three Ages’'

“The Three Ages” is an African interpretation of Gustav Klimt’s “The Three ages of Woman”. Yet unlike Klimt’s women, the postures and intimacy of the figures reflect the value of elders in African communities. The three figures mirror the African Iris (Fortnight Lily) in seed, sprout and flower, and stand before a plane of ancient symbols and talismanic characters from across the continent- Zulu and San from the south, Berber and Tuareg from the north, Ge’ez/Ethiopian from the east, and Adinkra from the west.