KEEPERS 30x40in mixed media on canvas
This piece took a long time. It had been on my mind for about a month before I even approached it, and once it was done, I was proud of myself. It is a 30x40in mixed media on canvas. The piece speaks to the past, present, and future, and the West African cosmological belief that we are all existing in the past, present and future simultaneously. Which means we are never alone and never lost. We are all always together. The women's garb and the mask are mixtures of different cultures traditional dress and adornment. Because it was a whole picture in my mind before I unwrapped the canvas, it feels like it's always been with me. I can dig it.