Thursday, May 10, 2007

I Painted Mami Wata Before

"Boy From Togo" 1995 by Amy Crehore
The Mami Wata image is on the wall behind the boy in this painting of mine. I was looking in a book of photos of Africa and found a picture of a faded wall with symbols painted on it. I added the flag of Togo. The boy is imaginary and the cat is, too, although I'm sure I looked at references and pieced it all together. I thought it would make a nice contrast to have him holding a jet black cat against his dark brown skin. I still like this painting.

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