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Phillip Mabote

Phillip Mabote was born in Qwa-Qwa, Free State in South Africa in 1982. He works predominantly in the medium of printmaking, specializing in linocut. He has shown at the Candice Berman Gallery, Lizamore and Associates, and the S.A Fine Art Print Fair, among others.

In these works, presentations of eagles bound by rope all serve as metaphorical representations of his search for his biological mother. His inception of a “foreign bird of prey” is meant to symbolize the tireless pursuit of the unknown. The bird is also tied to his grandmother who took care of him during his formative years, and who was later discovered to not be a blood-linked family member. 


The eagle is not just geometric lines and shapes but symbolic representations of the paths, choices, and emotions that shape our lives; it is a reflection of the various perspectives and facets of the search, as well as the complex relationships and memories that define our connections with those we seek.


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