Acrylic on deerskin. Profile of bear head jointed with over-hanging clawed paw. In the tradition of North-coast graphic art, the bear’s form-line is black with red secondary elements. The eye is delineated by a negative crescent indicating the eye is looking upwards toward the paw, creating a sense of cohesiveness.
bear, drum, first nations, indigenous, pacific northwest coast, traditional, painting, youth
Author: Emmanuel Marfo
Organization: World Partners for Development Ghana
One of our exhibition piece, Ghana Kente Cloth. Kente was developed in the 17th Century A.D by the Ashantis in Ghana, West Africa. Kente is a hand woven material, and is used not only for its beauty but also for its symbolic significance. Kente pieces are bought by many...
Carved and engraved into cedar with acrylic paint. The u-shaped form-line of this hummingbird profile has been painted gold with black motifs of west-coast inspired shapes which include a circular eyeball in medium-length eyelid design. The wing is shown out-stretched and painted black with gold fine-line motif representing fanned feathers.
hummingbird, first nations, indigenous, cedar carving, traditional, youth, painting
Acrylic on cedar. The artist incorporates many mid-coast style elements such as the ovoid-shaped eye, profiled paws with s-shape designs to represent claws. The head is an elongated u-shape form-line with joined u-shapes to form the ear, cheek, and mouth. The body is relieved by stylalized trigons, qaudrons and u-shapes.
sea wolf, wolf, cedar, indigenous, first nations, painting, traditional, youth
This is the picture at my friend's wedding. In south India, all important functions have some thing to do with RICE. Espically in the wedding function there is very prominent use of Talambralu ( Rice mixed with Turmeric ), it is auspicious to use rice in order to shower blessings on the couple and over all the Hindu marriage constitutes...