As beautiful as a rose in the morning, why does it fade at noon but the bricks don’t. I looked deeply into the space asking rhetorical questions to my imaginary friends. I am in my prime, fighting the good fight of faith, holding my head high even when they try to bring it down, My tears have run down my cheeks a lot times, but have chosen to wear the coat of achievement, my tears were never for failure but the rough part, the war, the mental and emotional battle I fought and still fighting, all I have chosen to rise above their limitation. I weep for that girl child that dares to dream big, what package does society have for her? That girl child that aspires to be a footballer like Asisat Oshoala, will she be made to swallow her dream and please society? Will society help her achieve her dream without leaving a scar in her heart? Or will society let her FADE just like the evening rose?
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
About the Artist
Urunwa Ikegwuonu Chidinma started her journey in the arts as a child and was led to it by her imaginations, teenage inquisitiveness, creative environment, travel and academic attainment. Art has always been a medium for her to express her ideas about the social, political, cultural and gender issue in her country.
Urunwa gained her art degree at the University of Benin. She works with oil colour/acrylic on canvas and non-biodegradable plastic straws onboard. She makes use of the style of expressionism in her works. Her paintings have a strong physical presence which is enhanced through her skill in playing with figures and use of colours.