The following words best capture the essence of this art piece.
Set adrift in solitude, float across the calm waters, follow the toll of the bell to that place you call home.
The art was originally created using a ballpoint pen and a color pencil on old paper.
Surrender to the sweet smell of life ...and grow. For what is to come, has already begun.
Ehi, in the Edo language of West Africa, represents a person's true nature or self.
The art piece represents the Ehi, at its fullest potential.
The head, reminiscent of the style of classical Benin bronze figurines, represents the Ehi's physical incarnation.
The fire on the calm-faced head represents a strong divine connection.
The dark orb represents the subconscious aspects of a person's Ehi.
We see a hand gently cradling the orb... this represents a person's need to connect with the Ehi in order to fulfill its purpose. It also represents self-love.
And the hands at the bottom, acting as a foot, represents the balance that grounds the Ehi.
The Ehi is never born and it never dies.
The piece was originally done using a ballpoint pen on brown paper.
This art came with the flow of a warm summer night. With every stroke of ink I made on the paper that laid before me, I surrendered to the night.
The following phrase sums up the message of the art and the experience of creating it. "The more we give from the vessel, the more space we have to receive".
The artwork combines pen drawing and digital art.
It is a reflection on the journey of human consciousness. It speaks of the hopes and the struggles of humankind.
The three heads represent the layers of reality. Body, mind & soul. The external to the internal reality ....seen as separate and yet as one.
The art is inspired by the jazz hip-hop music of Abstract Orchestra.
The art represents the cultural diversity and possibilities of human society.
Its distinct art style named “decentralism”, is characterized by the use of continuous flowing blocks of shapes and lines that loosely depict facial features and musical objects. The art piece alludes to the fluid and interconnected nature of human identity and existence. It also questions our ideas of race, individualism, collaboration, and unity.
The abstract visual art style draws its influence from the simplistic forms of Classical African Art, as well as its European offspring, the Cubist Art Movement.
Depicts the rich colors and familiar forms of a market in a desert town. The piece is rendered in the artist's trademark style, "decentralism".
The art is based on a COVID-19 inspired poem by @theserenewriter, who wrote the poem on the day the lockdown began in Lagos.
Jabi said he would come for me
That no plague could stop him
I giggled and told him
Don’t be stupid!
Stay home for ‘us’
I longed for an end to this endless wait
I longed to be held
I longed to give love…
We had flirted with the idea of ‘us’ before
But always felt that we had all the time in the world
Other things were more important than love
I had to create these lovely images in my head
He had to save lives
Always a sweetie, that one
We let the promises of love
Keep us warm at night
And inspire our days
We fought down the ache constantly
And buried the emptiness with ambition
There will always be time later for ‘us’
Or so we thought…
Now we have all the time we want
But this time
To be apart…
Time without ambition
Time without time
Time with only this longing
To finally be freed…
This piece depicts the present moment as shaped by the hands of our experiences.
Originally created using green inked ball point pen on old paper. I enjoyed escaping time and space to capture this dreamy yet lucid vision. A journey I will take time and time again.
This work is based on a poem by Illevbare Olohi called "Borrowed dress". It reflects the journey of a soul in search of an identity of its own. In the process of discovering the beauties of our more traditional and cultural identity. I mixed a few stylized forms associated with African art with a more figurative traditional European aesthetic.
State of Emergency
What is it to find love? It is to follow the bread crumbs that lead you to the soul. And soul in being found submits itself to the paradise of a kiss. To give yourself over to being vulnerable, and to possess such power, is the beginning of all that is pure, and true.
Title is inspired by the lyrics of the song "Joga" by @bjork .
The three that is one. Vibing to the same frequency.
A rebirth into the present moment
Evolution of Love
What is it to find a family? There is no path leading to the woods. There is simply a tree that does not stand alone. And where these souls connect, is where the tree becomes a forest, the one that is many.
Burning as one
through many incarnations
across different times
melting the space between.
Si vis pacem para bellum
Together, we overcome our limitations.
Together, we overwhelm our oppressors.
Together, we make our challenges smaller.
Together, we matter.
Together, we can end systematic racism.
In memory of those who have fallen. May their sacrifice never be forsaken.