"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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"Yemaya" is the "Mother of the Ocean" and an Orisha in the Yoruba religion. Associated with the stars and moon, she wears skirts of blue, and as a mother goddess, is protective of all children. She represents home, fertility, love and family. 24"x18", Acrylic and Fine Art Paper on Claybord. Painted in Palm Springs, CA, 2021, $4,500.
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"Oshun" is a River Deity and is the youngest Orisha in the Yoruba religion. She is the Goddess of femininity, intimacy, beauty and love, and is connected to destiny and divination. The peacock is a symbol of awakening and spirituality. 20"x16", Acrylic and Fine Art Paper on Claybord, painted in Green Valley, AZ, 2021, $4,250.
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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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