Last week I could not send a blog post I was a bit occupied by my job as a teacher. I teach fine art in a high school to support my passion for Art. You may wonder how i create time for my art, I make use of my holidays and week ends.
The art piece above is one of my collection I made two months ago. The mediums are oil paint, canvas, fabric ( African cloth ), jute bag, yarn ( for needle work ) and the work is titled ” The Colourful Masquerade ( O-Juju ) “ with a dimension of 82.4cm/91.5cm.
This work was inspired by my fear of masquerade when I was a child. In those days in my village as a child we call them ” O-Juju” they were scaring, colourful, decorative and interesting in their dance steps during our village festival, we were so afraid of them, we hide at the back of our parents,uncles or aunt to watch them.
Even with fear we enjoy the moment of their masquerade parade , it was entertaining!
The design of this art collection was drawn from a popular indigenous musical artist in my country Nigeria named ” lagbaja “. He is known for a colourful masquerade costume which he wear during stage performance. I call him the refine and modern African masquerade.
To all who find this work interesting, this original mixed media painting is for sale at a thoughtful price of $1800. To purchase this art work contact me though- firstname.lastname@example.org