The Young Shall Grow

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“The Young Shall Grow” Acrylic on Canvas: This is an original acrylic painting made by Black Mabuto. A unique piece of art that depicts a young African child under the protection of an elephant, with both elephant and child under the umbrella of a full moon. Elephants are known to be one of the most intelligent, family oriented, socially intricate, and emotionally complex animals. Gifted with distinguished traits such as long retentive memory that helps them remember individual people, ability to empathize, their understanding of death, loyalty, etc. Because of these traits that set them apart, they are known to hold conventional wisdom and seen as a symbol of strength & power in Africa – A symbol of the continent itself.

With the moon being an embodiment of the pan-African sense of time and the elephant hovering over the child, the artist showcases the importance of elders in our community, their experience, their protective nature, and how wisdom/core values are passed down generations through adequate nurture and care.

Great addition for your home decorations and suitable as a gift for your family and friends on any occasion. Improve every room with a burst of color and beauty. Made in Maboneng, South Africa. 

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  •  Size is shown as Width x Height in inches.
  •  41 x 62 Inches


  • Matte Cotton Canvas


  • Rolled canvas: The painting is rolled (unstretched) and packed in a mailing tube for safe delivery. The print comes with an extra 2’’ border. You can stretch and frame this piece at your local framers.


  • Orders are shipped from Chicago, USA within 2–3 business days.
  • Estimated shipping time 2-3 business days, depending on the location.
  • You will receive a shipping confirmation with the tracking number once it ships.