Leonard Chikasasa – Creation


Malawi - Dedza Diocese - Mua Parish - Parish Church


Leonard Chikasasa's association with Claude Boucher predates the establishment of Kungoni Centre in 1976. This panel, together with his fine depiction of the Risen Christ, were originally the only decorative devices in the parish church. Against a characteristic background of geometric patterns, applied directly to the wall, Leonard Chikasasa depicts a prelapsarian world of Creation at peace: Sun and Earth, animals and birds, the first man and the first woman. Everything, he affirms, was created 'good'.



Artist: Leonard Chikasasa

Title: Creation

Date: 1971

Themes: Adam & Eve, Animals, Church Decoration, God - Creator, Wood Panel

Source: Vidi