- An artist has paid tribute to his uncle
- He posted beautiful paintings and thanked his uncle for inspiring him
- He promised to make him proud
An artist has taken to social media to share beautiful paintings. He paid tribute to his uncle for inspiring him. In an emotional open letter, he recalls how his uncle gave him oil pastels and paper so he could draw.
"I told someone the other day that I'm sure I was kicking in my mother's stomach every time I heard your voice the way I still felt connected with you even when you left home"
He went to say that seeing his uncle's drawings made him want to draw too.
"I brought papers and pens whenever visiting my friends so I can check who's better and take all their drawings so I can go back home and copy how they drew"
The emotional note also spoke of his first art book and how he drew inspiration from it.
"There are so many things you have done for me and this post can't do justice... I just want to thank you for everything you've done for me"
Mzansi social media users were touched by the beautiful message and impressed by the stunning art.
Street artist Chad Hanning paints animated visuals on once-bland walls. The cartoon figures he creates depict many different feelings and offer commentary on South African politics. Briefly.co.za learnt that Hanning’s creative pursuit is a brave one because in 2010, the City of Cape Town passed a by-law declaring the presence of graffiti anywhere within its formal jurisdiction a public nuisance. But Hanning believes these bland backgrounds don't properly represent our vivid rainbow nation.
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