Paper Collage Expression by an African student, Titled: The Festival.

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The above photo shoots are Paper Collage Practical Work/ Processes of a student of my, this is his final year visual art project work on the theme- “The Festival” in high school or secondary school. He is the only student offering visual art in my school out of 50 to 70 students. To some of my readers out there it is kind of strange but that is how it is in my society.

The society and the school system to some extend encourages students to go for courses like medicine, engineering, Accounting, Administrative courses and science courses even when the child is gifted in Art. I remember one time I was discussing with one of my S.S1 i.e. senior secondary student that is so talented, to an extend I envy him because when I was at his age or stage I wasn’t has good as him. I admire and give him all the encouragement and support.

In a nut shell, I asked him-  my man, what do you intend to study when you get to the university? He told me that he would love to be an artists but he said when he told his mum, she reply saying that artists are poor people. When he told me I shook my head and smile. That is the society am living in, most times I ask myself questions like, how have this so called professional course affect my society? For me it is minimal, they are just big names which the society wants to hear but Arts in many ways has promoted my society ( Nigeria) nationally and internationally in the aspect of Literature, poetry, theatre art/drama, music, textile, architecture, fashion, painting, sculpture etc.

A country where engineers can not live up to their profession, where by a university train mechanical engineer can not fix a car rather than employing the services of a road side mechanic, even in the medical field, people fly abroad for a better medical care. Just imagine!

Hmm! I have almost deviate from my main topic on Paper Collage Expression by an African Student. However let me introduce my student, his name is Fred or Osarodion, is a creative artist that look up to me. I admire him a lot because of his deep passion for art, I see him as a great artist. And his is opportune to have some one to look up to and be encouraged because when I was at his level and age I never had any one to look up to as an artist.

I will end this post on this last paragraph I am not too good at writing long articles. However a big thanks for stopping by, I hope you find this post interesting. Thanks

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6 thoughts on “Paper Collage Expression by an African student, Titled: The Festival.

  1. Wish we could see Osarodion’s finished piece – the composition is terrific and the work on the collage so far gives it lots of Impressionistic texture. I know what you mean about the ‘professionals’ and their less than stellar role in society Aken, but it seems to me Osarodion can have both – because unlike dancers who need to practice their art while young, he can make art for the rest of his life. Lets hope it always plays a big role in his life – one day, even, the major role in his life.

    1. A big thanks, the finished work was among the photos, it is the one in which i cropped all the sides properly. I have no option than to give him the necessary support.

  2. amazing! lo siento- i’m sorry that i missed this one! if you ever see that i did, please send me a little comment, and i’ll come dashing back over on my flying carpet! sometimes i cannot comment or open posts b/c of slow internet..

    anyway, i am so glad to see that you’re getting a larger following! did you ever think that would happen? congratulations! you work hard and are so talented and deserve the recognition!

    z

  3. THIS IS A REBIRTH! MY LOVELY UNCLE MY INSPIRATION, MY MOTIVATION, MY PRIDE, THE ONE I LOOK UP TO YOUR WORKS ARE MIND BLOWING.YOUR COOL AND LOVELY SPIRIT GOES ALONG SIDED WITH YOUR WORK OH GREAT PAINTER THE ONE WHO SPEAKS COLORS, AT THE MOVEMENT OF YOUR BRUSH THE PRIMARY COLORS EXPLODES INTO A MASTER PIX .OH GREAT PAINTER YOU SPEAK IN COLORS. WORDS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE! I WAIT YOUR ARRIVAL SOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNN. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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