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Esohe, An Exhibition by Favour Jonathan

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Esohe, An Exhibition by Favour Jonathan

"The works pay homage to women who give life; the connection between mother and child. My initial thoughts centred around mothers who have had to let go of their children due to migration, or for the safety of the child - exemplified within Moses' mother praying for the river to take her child to safety - and having distance between them. This brought up memories of being a child, with an auntie praying for her children abroad while she clutched her breast, praying for all of the children that have been fed by her body. At the time I was young and didn't understand the depth of what she had done, however now reflecting back, I'm increasingly aware of how powerful the energy between mother and child is, how God-like it is for a woman to give life. When my uncle's wife gave birth and I set eyes upon her and the baby, the thought that the child didn't exist even a few months ago, grew, and was birthed from the power of her body remained within my thoughts. 


This exhibition gives praise and recognition to the bodies that birth life, creating space to appreciate women, and question why society still perpetuates an ideology that women are not strong or cannot be leaders. While making these works in metal, I question why society remains predominantly unbalanced, and looks to nature to exemplify the truths of the female form."

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September 30, 2021 10:00 AM

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Esohe, An Exhibition by Favour Jonathan

"The works pay homage to women who give life; the connection between mother and child. My initial thoughts centred around mothers who have had to let go of their children due to migration, or for the safety of the child - exemplified within Moses' mother praying for the river to take her child to safety - and having distance between them. This brought up memories of being a child, with an auntie praying for her children abroad while she clutched her breast, praying for all of the children that have been fed by her body. At the time I was young and didn't understand the depth of what she had done, however now reflecting back, I'm increasingly aware of how powerful the energy between mother and child is, how God-like it is for a woman to give life. When my uncle's wife gave birth and I set eyes upon her and the baby, the thought that the child didn't exist even a few months ago, grew, and was birthed from the power of her body remained within my thoughts. 


This exhibition gives praise and recognition to the bodies that birth life, creating space to appreciate women, and question why society still perpetuates an ideology that women are not strong or cannot be leaders. While making these works in metal, I question why society remains predominantly unbalanced, and looks to nature to exemplify the truths of the female form."

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Esohe, An Exhibition by Favour Jonathan

"This exhibition gives praise and recognition to the bodies that birth life, creating space to appreciate women, and question why society still perpetuates an ideology that women are not strong or cannot be leaders. While making these works in metal, I question why society remains predominantly unbalanced, and looks to nature to exemplify the truths of the female form."

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"The works pay homage to women who give life; the connection between mother and child. My initial thoughts centred around mothers who have had to let go of their children due to migration, or for the safety of the child - exemplified within Moses' mother praying for the river to take her child to safety - and having distance between them. This brought up memories of being a child, with an auntie praying for her children abroad while she clutched her breast, praying for all of the children that have been fed by her body. At the time I was young and didn't understand the depth of what she had done, however now reflecting back, I'm increasingly aware of how powerful the energy between mother and child is, how God-like it is for a woman to give life. When my uncle's wife gave birth and I set eyes upon her and the baby, the thought that the child didn't exist even a few months ago, grew, and was birthed from the power of her body remained within my thoughts. 


This exhibition gives praise and recognition to the bodies that birth life, creating space to appreciate women, and question why society still perpetuates an ideology that women are not strong or cannot be leaders. While making these works in metal, I question why society remains predominantly unbalanced, and looks to nature to exemplify the truths of the female form."

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