The World Reimagined-
The Three Mothers
Currently on display at The National Maritime Museum until August 29th 2023.
In 2022, I was selected by a panel of judges as one of 103 artists to paint
1.6m Globes that were displayed across the UK to discuss
the Transatlantic Slave Trade. 'The World Reimagined' Project was
named by Yinka Shonibare, CBE.
I was deeply inspired by my time in the London Lucumi Choir, where we sang songs to the Orisha (Yoruba gods and goddesses) alongside my own spiritual interests in the concept of ‘The Divine Feminine’, an archetypal deity that appears throughout all world cultures. I brought this back to the Mother Africa theme, by relating it to the three most famous Orisha of the Pantheon: Yemaya, Osun and Oya.
I spent one week over June painting the three Orisha onto this 1.6m 25kg globe in a studio in Hackney Wick. I used acrylic paints to adorn this large structure, followed by detailing with Posca Pens.