TRUTH OF THE HUMAN HEART
An Incredible montage artwork by Samantha Lee Osner, inspired by a Nelson Mandela portrait entitled "Salt of the Earth", her father and mentor, Martin Osner, the concept behind this print had taken the artist about two years to develop.
Artist: SAMANTHA LEE OSNER
Signed Open Edition
Medium: Archival print on fine art paper
- 110cm x 103cm / 43" x 44" (Including border)
ABOUT THE TRUTH OF THE HUMAN HEART PORTRAIT
Using subtle changes in tone on each of the blocks resembles the diversity and unity of the South African people. A portrait that reminds us of Mandela's vision where all people would be unified as a nation regardless of their skin colour or heritage. Where love, pride, and tolerance would prevail over hatred and segregation. Samantha took her time as she wanted to make sure that this tribute to Madiba would be one of significance ... Read More >>
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I have been so fortunate to have not only found my passion in life but to have done so under the guidance and mentorship of my father, fine art photographer Martin Osner. After studying under him at his photography school, I was plunged into the depths of commercial photography almost instantly. I knew that I had to find my way, and the challenges that came with this genre of photography, as uncomfortable as it was, helped me to learn a lot about lighting and problem-solving ... Read More >>
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