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Tag: michelle hattingh

Healing Hands

Proud to reveal the final artwork of the series in anticipation of my very first European exhibition coming up in September. This piece resonates with me in a very personal way. It speaks to the power to heal, to hurt, to love or to destroy. As women, or simply human beings in general, we have immense strength and power buried deep inside us. How we decide to wield that power will define us as individuals.

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Female Contours

This is one of my all time favourite drawings, celebrating every contour of a female’s body. Ever scar, experience and imperfection creates an exquisite layer that makes you unique. It reveals your strength, growth and perseverance through every hardship.

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Michelle Hattingh

Michelle, this is for you. As women we have to work very hard to provide for ourselves, our families, to climb that corporate ladder or to run your own business. After all of that, we have to take care of our hormonal, confused and stressed bodies while pretending to have everything under control and acting like we know what we are doing.

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Secular Journey

I am thrilled to reveal the first artwork for my latest collection on Women’s Day that will be exhibited in New York and Berlin. I have entitled it “the f word” for the fierce females that will form part of my project. My first muse, Michelle Hattingh, author of “I’m the girl who was raped” discusses her journey of healing after she was violently raped in South Africa. The journey of healing is secular. She has ups and downs and is constantly striving to improve her body image. My main goal was to show her how truly beautiful she is, in all of her imperfections.

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part 1 – the f word

Road to my New York and Berlin exhibitions – part 1

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f e m i n i s m   |   f i e r c e   |   f i g h t

An artistic exploration aimed at empowering females that have been raped or physically abused in Africa. Finding a way to not only help the individual, but creating awareness, eradicating the shame of admitting to it and guiding the community to best join hands in the fight against it.

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Maria Magdalena is a Cape Town based contemporary illustrator celebrating an elegant simplicity through intricate lines of ink. Shop the current collections online or order your custom original illustration today.

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