‘Arts sec­tor not yet vi­able ca­reer choice’

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no longer a battle of the sexes but ev­ery­one is at lib­erty to pur­sue what he or she feels con­fi­dent in.”

She, how­ever, draws in­spi­ra­tion from such fe­male artists as Agnes Ce­cile (Sil­via Pelis­sero) from Italy.

Sephelane said her big­gest chal­lenge in her work is com­mu­ni­cat­ing ef­fec­tively and not in­ad­ver­tently pass­ing on a dif­fer­ent mes­sage from the in­tended one.

“Peo­ple in­ter­pret paint­ings and draw­ings in dif­fer­ent ways, so the im­por­tant fac­tor is en­sur­ing that your work serves the pur­pose you had in­tended it to, be­cause if it passes on a dif­fer­ent mes­sage it be­comes art with­out pur­pose,” she said.

“I have re­alised that the per­fec­tion of art de­pends on how of­ten one prac­tices and the amount of ded­i­ca­tion. This was ev­i­dent when pre­par­ing for last week’s ex­hi­bi­tion as we had to put a lot of ef­fort in the prepa­ra­tions with a lot of sleep­less nights in­volved.”

Sephelane also paid trib­ute to her col­leagues, Nkone Chaka and Nthabiseng Mphaka, with whom she worked on the ex­hi­bi­tion.

mPho sephelane work­ing on one of her paint­ings.

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