"Protector" is a Water Spirit, Merman and Protector of all good. Real Mermen definitely wear pink! When I began this painting, little did I know that I was actually channeling one of my own spiritual protectors, Seb. 24"x18", Acrylic and Fine Art Paper on Claybord, Painted in Pasadena, CA, 2020. $4,500.
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"Shango" is the Orisha of the drum, and is associated with fire and sun. A King and a ladies man, legend has it his second wife was Oshun. In my interpretation, I decided to mix fire and water, and to portray him as a Merman. 20"x16", Acrylic and Fine Art Paper on Ampersand Claybord. Painted in Green Valley, AZ, 2021. $4250.
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My "African Merman King" identifies not only as King of the Sea but also as the Orisha Okolun in the Yoruba religion. Because he is royalty, a bird shields him from the sun, while an African Hoopoe playfully lands on his tail. 24"x18", Acrylic and Fine Art Paper on Claybord, painted in La Canada, CA, 2018, $4,500.
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