The Unintended Consequence

Mkumba Steven

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This painting is a vibrant and lively depiction of a whimsical scene set in a lush landscape. The central figure is a lion with a surprised expression, captured mid-fall as it trips over a large, dark grey tree that has been cut at its base. The bold colors used for the lion add to the animated appearance of the scene.

In the background, the landscape is filled with green grass and several trees with thick foliage under a bright blue sky. A water body can be seen in the distance, separating two pieces of land covered in greenery, adding depth to the painting.

Adding to the narrative of the painting is a figure with red skin and white clothing, seen running to the left side of the painting. This figure is holding an axe, suggesting they may have been the one to cut down the tree.

In the painting, the man fleeing the scene is a figure of intrigue. Dressed in white clothing, his skin painted red, he adds a stark contrast to the lush greenery of the landscape. He is seen running away, axe in hand, suggesting he is the one responsible for cutting down the tree over which the lion trips.

His actions and the subsequent chaos he leaves in his wake could be interpreted as a commentary on the unforeseen consequences of disrupting nature. His hurried escape implies a sense of guilt or fear, perhaps regret for the harm his actions have caused to the unsuspecting lion.

The man’s presence adds a layer of narrative complexity to the painting. He is not just a character in the scene, but a catalyst for the events unfolding. His actions, and his subsequent flight from the scene, invite viewers to ponder on themes of responsibility, consequence, and the delicate balance of nature. His story serves as a reminder of the impact our actions can have on the world around us.

Near the base of the fallen tree, a large snake with black spots on its green body slithers, adding another element of surprise to the scene.

This painting, with its bold colors and dynamic action, would make a striking addition to any collection. It tells a story that is open to interpretation, inviting viewers to engage with the artwork and form their own understanding of the scene. It’s a great piece for those who appreciate art that is both visually appealing and thought-provoking.


Medium: Painting : oil, acrylic, ink
Themes: Handmade African Art
Support: Canvas
Type: Unique work
Framing: Not framed
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Handcrafted in Tanzania
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Size Guide

Centimeters (CM)

Inches (IN)

50CM x 40CM

19 11/16 in X 15 3/4 in

50CM x 50CM

19 11/16 in X 19 11/16 in

60CM x 60CM

23 5/8 in X 23 5/8 in

70CM x 50CM

27 9/16 in X 19 11/16 in

80CM x 60CM

31 1/2 in X 23 5/8 in

100CM x 80CM

39 3/8 in X 31 1/2 in

140CM x 110CM

55 1/8 in X 43 5/16 in