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Title: The Meeting Place”
Size: 15" X 20"
Medium: Acrylics, Watercolor Pencils, soft pastels, acrylic gesso, Collage (wood filler, glue, paper maché, paper collage)
Ground: Stretched A3 cartridge paper
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May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition

This is my translation of Elizabeth Bravo’s beautiful & inspiring image:

For the Birds
by Elizabeth Bravo

I was inspired to paint this image by the impression that this image made on me. At first, it just looked like a flock of birds on an electric pole but, looking closer, it gave me an insight into the communal nature of animals and the relationships that we as people share as well.

Also, the very visible motifs & symbols that you see all over the paintings are inspired and some are taken from the West African cultures of Ghana & Cote d’Ivoire, and are called Adinkra symbols (read more here: Adinkra Symbols). I used some of their concepts to accentuate the ideologies and beliefs of communal living which takes place at any meeting place, be it, your local bar or pub, tennis club, the gym, church (or wherever it is that we worship). Some of these symbolic meanings are, endurance & resourcefulness, patience, love, tolerance, faithfulness, cooperation, interdependence, hope, strength, adaptability, leadership, and many more.

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Comments

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 2 years ago

    wow….so good, love your translation:)

  • Another super quick comment Robin, thanks! :)

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • Eddy Aigbe
    Eddy Aigbeover 2 years ago

    BEST VIEWED LARGE

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 2 years ago

    utterly FANTASTIC!

  • Why, thank you Tahnja! Hope the TV thing is going well :)

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 2 years ago

  • This is fantastic Robyn! Thanks a million!! :)

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 2 years ago

    Eddy, it’s even better than I could see through your works in progress. I love the contrast of the soft clouded sky with the red ground. It really shows up the dark birds, well. The BEND of this pole, and how the birds just go with it, is wonderful. You are simply brilliant, to use this red. Super fine, Eddy.

  • Thanks Frannie! Now let’s see if Elizabeth likes it. I better send her bmail now :)

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • Lenka
    Lenkaover 2 years ago

    Terrific painting, Eddy! Great textures and love the symbolics :)

  • mmargot
    mmargotover 2 years ago

    Outstanding “translation!” Great workmanship and use of symbols… would that we gave more and received more from meeting places than through cyber-space ;)

  • My sentiments exactly! Thanks for your outstanding comments & visit, mmargot :)

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 2 years ago

    EDDY!!!!!!! This is sooooooooo beautiful!!!! I love it so much. I love the sway to the pole and as always your wonderful symbols. It’s what I love about your work. The colors and textures are perfectly done. I was hoping you would put a larger bird on top, she seems completely in charge of the meeting. Wonderful wings and I love how the red ties into the grasses below. I am so thrilled that you did this piece!! I couldn’t have asked for more!! What a wonderful finish, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  • Phew!!! SO glad to hear this Elizabeth! It was an honor doing it, I’m so glad (& relieved) that you like it :)

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 2 years ago

    wonderful observation and depiction. Love this.

  • Thank you Lisa, your support & comments are very respected and appreciated :)

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 2 years ago

    Beautiful painting, the textures and details are fantastic!

  • Oh Thanks Cindy, really happy that you like it :)

    – Eddy Aigbe

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