Portraits of The Orisa: Student series  depicts young artists as divine beings based on their personalities and personal narratives The series is  a personal project that sprang from a collaborative art initiative exploring Yoruba art and thought as a means of social empowerment for Black youth. The work stands in opposition to pervasive negative images of Black youth, questioning the associations of blackness with unmitigated suffering and subjugation. The series also celebrates the rich diversity of Afro-Diasporic identites. 

Portraits of The Orisa: Student series depicts young artists as divine beings based on their personalities and personal narratives The series is a personal project that sprang from a collaborative art initiative exploring Yoruba art and thought as a means of social empowerment for Black youth. The work stands in opposition to pervasive negative images of Black youth, questioning the associations of blackness with unmitigated suffering and subjugation. The series also celebrates the rich diversity of Afro-Diasporic identites. 

“Jordan as Orunmila” Acrylic on Paper, 26”x38”
“Jordan as Orunmila” Acrylic on Paper, 26”x38”

Painting $700

“DaQuan as Babalu Aye” Acrylic on Paper, 26”x38” $700
“DaQuan as Babalu Aye” Acrylic on Paper, 26”x38” $700

Painting $700

 

“Samuel as Ogun” Acrylic on paper, 26”x38” $700
“Samuel as Ogun” Acrylic on paper, 26”x38” $700

Painting $700

“Tamari as Moremi Ajasoro” Acrylic on Paper, 26”x38”
“Tamari as Moremi Ajasoro” Acrylic on Paper, 26”x38”

Painting $700

“Tony as Osanyin” Acrylic on Paper, 9”x12”
“Tony as Osanyin” Acrylic on Paper, 9”x12”

Painting $350

“Maaza as Yemoja” Acrylic on Paper, 26”x38”
“Maaza as Yemoja” Acrylic on Paper, 26”x38”

Painting $700

  Portraits of The Orisa: Student series  depicts young artists as divine beings based on their personalities and personal narratives The series is  a personal project that sprang from a collaborative art initiative exploring Yoruba art and thought as a means of social empowerment for Black youth. The work stands in opposition to pervasive negative images of Black youth, questioning the associations of blackness with unmitigated suffering and subjugation. The series also celebrates the rich diversity of Afro-Diasporic identites. 
“Jordan as Orunmila” Acrylic on Paper, 26”x38”
“DaQuan as Babalu Aye” Acrylic on Paper, 26”x38” $700
“Samuel as Ogun” Acrylic on paper, 26”x38” $700
“Tamari as Moremi Ajasoro” Acrylic on Paper, 26”x38”
“Tony as Osanyin” Acrylic on Paper, 9”x12”
“Maaza as Yemoja” Acrylic on Paper, 26”x38”

Portraits of The Orisa: Student series depicts young artists as divine beings based on their personalities and personal narratives The series is a personal project that sprang from a collaborative art initiative exploring Yoruba art and thought as a means of social empowerment for Black youth. The work stands in opposition to pervasive negative images of Black youth, questioning the associations of blackness with unmitigated suffering and subjugation. The series also celebrates the rich diversity of Afro-Diasporic identites. 

“Jordan as Orunmila” Acrylic on Paper, 26”x38”

Painting $700

“DaQuan as Babalu Aye” Acrylic on Paper, 26”x38” $700

Painting $700

 

“Samuel as Ogun” Acrylic on paper, 26”x38” $700

Painting $700

“Tamari as Moremi Ajasoro” Acrylic on Paper, 26”x38”

Painting $700

“Tony as Osanyin” Acrylic on Paper, 9”x12”

Painting $350

“Maaza as Yemoja” Acrylic on Paper, 26”x38”

Painting $700

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