Jake Kwesi Bennett explores years of African history with this beautiful painting. Superbly composed, it is wrought in earth tones that give it a sensation of timelessness. Warriors with spears and tall shields line the background, while women move gracefully with them. Traditional carvings are also present. "This is a journey into our past," the artist explains. "Before reaching the present day, wars had to be fought. The men went to battle with women, who followed with pots of food and water. Musicians formed part of the war party, represented by the xylophone."