This is a depiction of an Oshun, an African deity. The goddess of love, prosperity, order and fertility.
Throughout the craziness I’ve managed to load new artworks into my shop. Thank God!
At the time I didn't know who the artist was but my first thought was....now this makes sense. It was that moment of wow! This is an art piece I would love to see up close.
The Sande Society is a fellowship of women found in West African cultures, which aims at preparing girls for adulthood. 
Sylvia Williams directed installation of five inaugural exhibitions and more than 20 other exhibitions of traditional and modern art, including sculpture, photography, textiles and utilitarian objects. Under her direction, the museum acquired 845 works of art.*
Mother Earth, life & soil. The representation of the earth is depicted as a female antelope with a baby carried on it's back. This could represent fertility and growth in the soil for a good harvest.
I'm still learning about the Chi Wara head dresses. This topic fascinates me and I hope it interest you also. As I learn more about African Art I will share my findings with you. In this photo, you can see the attached head dressing worn by Bambara dancers.
Be sure to read my post about chi wara, titled Art & Art History - Representing the Spirit of Chi Wara on the home page.
Learning about African art can be a new and exciting adventure. This week I'm talking about the beautiful wooden antelope sculptures that really aren't sculptures at all. These wooden antelope figures are ritual objects used during harvest time by the Bambara people in Mali.
Writing About Black Art – Comments on Taylor Renee Aldridge’s Article KEHINDE WILEY: A NEW REPUBLIC AMIDST DATED THOUGHT
Taylor Renee reminds viewers to look deeper into the context of Kehinde Wiley's work. She explains her own observation of the art piece within the context of the black experience and uses statistical information to back her claims, not ones rooted in fear.
Illustrator Papa Oppong designs fashion for powerful women in beautiful and bold illustrations.