Desmond Tutu

Tutu's Ubuntu was created in October of 2018 by Karl Fay of Palatine, Illinois. Sharpie on paper. Get lost in & inspired by his reimagining of Desmond Tutu. This highly complex image is available in 18x18 only.

Artist's Statement:

I am so inspired by the life and work and writings of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, I was moved to create a word art portrait of the man. "Ubuntu" is a South African term that translates roughly "a person is a person through other persons" or you could say "I am because you are." I feel this powerful concept of "ubuntu" is really the unifying concept in all of his life and work, and it is just what the world, especially our Western Americanized world, desperately needs more of now.