Sainumako (Searching)

2005

Mixed media

  • 60cm (h)
  • 60cm (w)
portrait photo of njogu touray

Media used: Acrylic, sand and binder on canvas, with metal spear.
With the spear, the painting is 1.03m wide. The spear is detachable.

‘Sainumako’ suggests looking into the far distance, searching for someone on the horizon, and not finding them.

A continuation of Touray’s ‘Invisible Women’ series of abstract paintings, inspired by the position and role of women in Gambian society.

Women rise early, before sunrise, to pound the grain, and they greet each other through the sound of the pestle on the mortar.