I Am The Light, 2019

Matthew 5:16 AMP

"16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good deeds ..., and [recognise and honour and] glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Who is the Nigerian youth that would be the LIGHT for Nigeria?

Who is the 'young star' that will be determined for themselves, for this nation and for the world to be the LIGHT whose good works will shine forth, and be seen by us all so that we would give praise in anticipation of the great future of this great nation?

Who? ... then shine more brightly. The time is now.


About this work Anne McKeown says: "...the remainder from the food of the fields of Nigeria [are] holding the words of the children and the youth of Nigeria...". (This is because the painting and writing aspects of the work are made on 20 large sheets of hand-made paper that we  produced in my studio from local materials (okra, sugarcane, banana).


Special thanks to CCRN, Abuja Archdiocese. I Am the Light, 2019 was carried out in collaboration with children and teens of the Catholic Church of Assumption,  Asokoro-Abuja, Nigeria.


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