GLOMAG JULY2021: Waiting for Change with ANWAR DAVIDS

Exclusive collaboration with South African Artist ANWAR DAVIDS

Waiting for Change

© Anwar Davids

Victory Speech – Fellow citizens brothers and sisters comrades and freedom fighters donors
and moaners – We thank you dearly for your votes your trust your lust for freedom! We
promise to make your dreams come true! Houses cars jobs the sky has no limits this is
your moment! We are here for you we love you trust us we will stand by you we swear!

News Flash – Earlier today thousands of pensioners arrived at shut doors hoping to receive
their hard earned pensions – Many had to travel by minibus taxi and train hoping to receive
what they deserve after a lifetime of service to a puppet regime who for years has lied
plundered stolen and squandered fattening their own pockets feeding their insatiable greed!

Township Blues – Another winter without warmth or protection from nature’s onslaught daily
floods slippery mud floors whilst raw sewage seep through bullet-hole doors! The stench of
lies invading angry enraged nostrils flaring with each thunder explosion skies on fire and a
ghetto Mary singing her nightly lullaby lamenting the loss of another newborn baby
succumbing to cold neglect despair insecurity and malnutrition her own hunger pains
trumpeting so loudly even heaven is shaking from rushed frantic prayers and a gathering
congregation huddling together hoping for a miracle but then another ambulance arrives
leaving a neighbour family without a father a mother a grandfather a grandmother…

Revolution – Rise up wake up speak up let your rage fuel your prayers expose their lies!
Stand with us we can only be victorious as a whole but don’t expect us to spare you when
the fires of survival consume those who betrayed us discarded us humiliated us! We were
born here we survive here we deserve to be heard here instead of their streets of gold where
even the dogs leave their permanent odour to remind them how rotten they really are, devoid
from compassion support charity handouts and lacking in civil duty causing social mayhem.

Aftermath – Look, here you can still see the revolutionary stains of the fallen the forgotten
heroes our neighbourhood angels who risked their lives only to be tortured maimed and
gunned down for hoping and praying for miracles to heal hunger sickness and social disease
but in the end was met with brutal force by failed rotten clueless pretentious gravy train
gargoyles living in paper mansions and scraping brittle bones with rotten teeth…

Epitaph – Here lie our forgotten heroes who bravely fought for social justice yet in the end
were culled hunted deleted obligorated forsaken taken and sadly pulverised but they will
rise again in our minds our thoughts our prayers our memories for evermore this we swear!

© Don Beukes

Photo Credit © Anwar Davids

Who is Anwar Davids?

Anwar Davids

 

Artist Biography:

 

Anwar Davids is an Illustrator from Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Since an early age he always found art interesting and felt the need to express himself. His fascinations with graffiti on walls lead him to studying Graphic Design at Cape College where he was influenced by Cubism, Surrealism and Pop Art.

 

His style of work is merely experimental which allows him to challenge himself to be more creative. Past experiences and current affairs has a major influence in most of his current illustrations.

 

Every day he is inspired to create artworks that express his passion.

 

Anwar has been part of many group exhibitions alongside talented and very inspirational artist both in South Africa and abroad. He has done Mural work in UAE and Denmark as well as in his home town.

About the Image

Waiting for change

The illustration has a slight political and general feel to it. We are all waiting for change that comes slowly from the government or from a loved one or just in everyday life. There is no patience or our patience is running low, making us anxious and frustrated. Some have waited for years while others or decades. There is a feeling of some that even died and the change did not come. Some have acted out and hurt others, some have hurt themselves and consumed so much that they even gave up. Its seems there is no hope and people have lost faith in our leaders and in themselves.

    Waiting for change
 
     The illustration has a slight political and general feel to it. We are all waiting for change that comes slowly from the government or from a loved one or just in everyday life. There is no patience or our patience is running low, making us anxious and frustrated. Some have waited for years while others or decades. There is a feeling of some that even died and the change did not come. Some have acted out and hurt others, some have hurt themselves and consumed so much that they even gave up. Its seems there is no hope and people have lost faith in our leaders and in themselves.
 
 

Who is Don Beukes?

© Don Beukes

4 thoughts on “GLOMAG JULY2021: Waiting for Change with ANWAR DAVIDS

      1. That was a long vacation, my friend! Always wanted to go to Spain and see the countryside that so inspired one of my favorite poets, Federico Garcia Lorca. My family and I are OK. Trying to maintain a quiet mind and open heart in a time of intense oppression on all levels, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I am no longer on facebook, so will have to keep close to you by way of your publications. Wishing you love and peace.

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