Primary School, Nigeria  
Jennifer Mitton
   Primary School, Nigeria
For Sale - Inquire
36 by 30 in.
Acrylic on Canvas
Copyright © 2007 Jennifer Mitton    Zoom Image

Year Created:2007
Description:A classroom in the underdeveloped north-east of Nigeria, where Christian and Muslim converts lived together with the strong Bachama people who resisted both Christian and Muslim invasion. Children sat on rocks in classrooms and most did not have books or pens. Nevertheless they trekked 2 to 5 miles to attend school, where they sat on rocks on a sandy concrete floor.
Artist's Comments: My goal is to reveal the essential gesture, that combination of gesture and movement that leads the viewer to conclude: this is truthful. This is the way things are, and with all the sadness, there can be beauty