The street artist named Faith47, based in Cape Town, South Africa, has been buzzing around not only in her beloved City but as well as in London, Paris, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Shanghai, and many more. Her magical touch could morph the drab and decayed urban spaces into beautiful landmarks.
At the outset, Faith47’s street artwork symbolizes the social realities on the street of South Africa where people still grappling with harsh living condition despite of the promises of the post-apartheid New South Africa. But as she ventures into international scene, her ethereal artwork tends to convey existential symbolism with mystical messages. The paintings of humans and animals in neglected landscapes seemed to portray the longing of deeper understanding of Life.
Please scroll down and enjoy these images imbued with subtle meanings of life.
All images courtesy of Faith47, and are published with permission. To see more of her work, please visit her website: faith47.com
You hold no blame for my proud heart ~ Cape Town 2014
Sic semper erat, et sic semper erit ~ Rochester – 2013
Rhapsody ~ Rochester – 2012
The immense gap between past and future ~ Vienna 2013
Onirico ~ Puerto Rico – 2013
The silence before ~ Miami 2013
Multum in Parvo ~ Miami 2013
Saturation. Incubation. Illumination ~ Tudela 2013 [photo by Ian Cox]
Will you stay with me? until the very end. ~ Gaeta, Italy – 2013
Hunger ~ London -2014
The Solar Logos ~ London 2014 [photo – Ian Cox]
The pull of the land ~ Toronto 2013
Let he who tied the bell to the lion take it off ~ Miami – 2012
The taming of the beasts ~ Shanghai – 2012
Scientia et Labore ~ Montreal 2013
Watch this video – the making of “Scientia et Labore” at Montreal in 2013.