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.
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.