Anathi, Mafalda Vasconcelos


Artist: Mafalda Vasconcelos 

Mafalda Vasconcelos uses art as a way of exploring her biracial identity and the cultural influences in her life. Born in South Africa and growing up in Mozambique, there is evidence of her cultural background through Mafalda’s visual work. Through learning about her culture, the artist developed a unique artistic style that has a contemporary theme and aesthetic. Now residing in Melbourne, Mafalda continues to explore the female figure and soul, through a mystical concept.


The inspiration behind Mafalda's work is symbolism and spiritualism based on her Mozambican culture. The artworks she creates are based on souls rather than real human figures representing her ancestors from the Nharinga people of Mozambique. The stylized and symbolic features suggest human form and express strong human emotions. Souls are similar to spirits, they transport our energy and emotion and so Mafalda explores that in her art.  She portrays the Mozambican women who have raised her and inspire her every day, like her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. The colorful geometrical shapes and symbols are a language that Mafalda has developed through exploring the visual elements in art and in her own mixed and diverse background. 

Size: 450 pieces

Puzzle dimensions: 18 x 14 inches
Box dimensions: 5.6 x 5.6 x 6.4 inches

Each JIGGY puzzle comes in a reusable glass jar and includes a tube of puzzle glue, a straight-edge tool to spread the glue, and a print of the art to follow.

Follow Mafalda @mmvce

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