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Helen Sebidi

"When looking at the life and talent of Mmakgabo Mmapula Helen Sebidi, we see an artist that has overcome many barriers in life and still provided a lifetime of inspiration for others." - Melissa Mboweni

Adrian Steirn's portrait shows Helen Sebidi enveloped by her most well-known painting, the remarkable "Tears for Africa", demonstrating the inextricable link between herself and her art and the deeply spiritual relationship she has with her vocation.

"I wanted a portrait that represented Helen Sebidi's passion and charisma, and I wanted to show her emerging from her art," says Steirn