The story for this piece includes Ancient Egyptian Religion and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
What’s the point of writing another blog post when you just don’t feel like it? You’ve been at it for years (or months), what’s the point?
This is a depiction of an Oshun, an African deity. The goddess of love, prosperity, order and fertility.
As more and more time passed my thoughts about this painting changed again. When I felt like the victim in a relationship, the woman depicted in the painting became a pawn. When I felt powerful she became a queen. Over time my understanding of what I painted deepened from what it initially was (at the age of 15 years old).