I got some time during the lockdown to create some art .Digital Art and pastel works. I used to do this many years ago while as a student to support myself .The flair never left me ..just didn't have time for it as I grew.. The above is a supposed ancient war mask of the African Deity of Thunder -"Sango"
I tried to envision what the Ancient African Deities wore as facial armour for war
Was intrigued by the christian concept of "the Trinity" and thought about conceptualizing the same for the African Pantheon of Gods
Ancient African rural neighborhood were everyone knows everyone
While in boarding school there were urban legends of nocturnal entities which claimed the nights as their playground. As such,unexplained noises and anomalies experienced at such times were attributed to these creatures.I tried conceptualizing these entities
Inter-communal clashes were rife in ancient African societies, struggle for wealth, power,land or other such resources .This is a depiction of such struggle,a graphic capture of an ancient tribe and its Leader advancing the charge
Had to imagine a member of ancient African Royalty/court,a nobleman,upright in heart ,word and deed an equivalent of what might be known as a Knight.
I tried to imagine how ancient African cultures entertained themselves. Troupe is an expression of that thought . An group of people who understand themselves in motion and space ,well able to articulate their movement to provoke an aesthetic response from their audience
Had a short visit to Epe- a place of interest in Lagos state renown for fishing and it left an imprint in my mind. Its physical nature has changed now due to rapid urbanization. I tried to create that nostalgia.
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