This educational supplement is published together with a TAXI Art Book on Noria Muelelwa Mabasa. Noria Mabasa was born in 1938 in Xigalo, a village in Limpopo Province, north of Johannesburg. She is a sculptor of large woodcarvings and figurative ceramic work who first came to prominence in the urban art scene in the mid 1980s. Her extraordinary sculptures inspired by dreams and visions, were included in the first Johannesburg Biennale and in the official exhibition of South African arts at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. Mabasa is the recipient of the prestigious National Order of the Baobab, the President’s award for exceptional achievements in unique forms of art under trying circumstances.