This original painting is called , Utulivu , which means "serenity" in Swahili.
The barrier around this motherly figure protects her from the stresses of the world, which are represented by the bold and fiery hues in the background. Though there's a lot going on around her, the face remains peaceful. The shades of blue and green in her headwrap display the serenity of her mind.
Dimensions: 36x24 (unframed)
Artist: DeShanna McGee