Lady in a Black Dress
Using photographs and abstract figures seems to be Ashley's way of blurring the lines between reality and fantasy. In this piece, a lovely lady serves as the centre garbed in a beautiful black dress. A circular illustration surrounds her bowed head and the figure of a bird rests on her outstretched hand - both in the same sunrise-orange hue. In the pink background, one may notice what appears to be a white cloud. This may suggest that the orange illustration noted before is actually the sun, which is fitting because the lady it surrounds is radiant. Well done, Ashley Ncube.