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Aug 31, 2019

Mutasa’s Hand of God Set To Achieve Record Bid At The Cape Homemakers Expo

Mambakwedza (Mamba) Mutasa of Soul Gallery in Hout Bay is well-known for his art works made of steel, wood and anything else he can lay his hands on. With several awards and international exhibitions under his belt, Mutasa’s art works can be found as far afield as The Silo Gallery in Switzerland. 

Mutasa feels that the artistic urge reveals something very central about the nature of human beings. “Art can touch the souls of people who enjoy it, but  it also reveals something about the soul of the artist. Human society has never existed without art,” he says.

Mutasa entered a collector’s piece in this year’s Design, Art and Textile Design ComPETition at the Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo, in association with Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Domestic Animal Rescue Group. The art work, made of steel, is titled ‘Hand of God’ and was inspired by Isaiah 41:10 – ‘Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.’ A previous, slightly larger wooden version of The Hand sold for R450 000.

According to Mutasa, “Hand of God also symbolises the critical role we all play in protecting our animals”.

Says Debra Buys, DARG Fundraiser: “We’re delighted to have someone of Mamba’s calibre contribute this extraordinary work of art to this year’s competition, of which DARG is the beneficiary. The piece, entered in the Design Category, is a multi-functional design that serves not only as an art and décor item, but as a cosy perch for your feline friends.”

Sandy Edwards, HOMEMAKERS Expo Organiser – Cape Town, concludes: “We’re over the moon with the quality of entries this year and hope to raise a large amount for DARG from the auction of this specific, and other art works. We’d like to invite everyone to visit the Expo this year and support DARG. They do excellent work and really make a difference to society.”

All funds raised from the Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo’s Design, Art and Textile Design ComPETition will be used towards the building of an on-site Community Clinic at DARG to benefit the animals in the lower-income Hout Bay communities.  DARG deals with several emergencies per week such as animals hit by cars, Parvo virus, stab wounds, burns and dog fight wounds.  The clinic will allow quick, easy and immediate treatment of animals that are brought to DARG by pet-owners, especially on weekends and public holidays when vets are not available.  The clinic will also facilitate an increase in the number of animals that can be sterilised on a weekly basis.

Don’t miss out on this year’s Homemakers Expo, on until 1 September 2019 at the CTICC.

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