from the series “Houses on the water”, oil on paper. When, in my holidays, I go to visit a seaside town or a river town, it often happens that I am involved into the classic tourist trip on the boat, or vessel. Such an experience, by definition, is a little superficial: the distance from the coast, the movement, the limited time, all these elements combined together make the perception confused. But at the same time, perhaps for the fact that the focus can not dwell deeply on anything specific, the end of this experience gives a reminder of the whole, that could reveal the spirit of that place. It 's true, the details are confused, the facades of the buildings overlap, we are no longer sure if the front of that palace was on the Grand Canal or the Giudecca, but probably at the end of the journey, that will remain our most intense memory of Venice.
Tags: town, city, torino, landscape, urban
At first glance, it's a simple expression of love for our ancestral homeland, Africa. Oh, but it gets so much deeper. The decorative "heart" is an ancient Adinkra symbol (from Ghana, West Africa) called "Sankofa". Sankofa translates to "go back and fetch it". Sankofa reminds us to reach back to our past and use our vast ocean of ancestral experiences, culture, and wisdom in order to move forward and shape our future.
Tags: cultural, sankofa, pride, africa, african-american