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Vaughn Ontario Culture days

Greetings! I love autumn. It is my favorite season. Warm afternoons, cool mornings, and the perfect nights that require blankets with an open window are plentiful during this time of year. Autumn is also a fairly busy time of year. Many of us are returning from summer vacations are are back to the daily grind. There are many art shows as well that pop up as the year comes to an end. I had the pleasant opportunity to participate in an art exhibition early in September of 2019. The show… Read more Vaughn Ontario Culture days

Gold textured mask with a black background

My latest work is a mask inspired by my ancestral Yoruba tribe from West Africa. I wanted to represent the model of an elongated and oval shaped face, as this is commonly seen on traditional masks from the region. Here you can see an up close and angled perspective of the nose bridge of the mask. The area is raised slightly to show a break in the surface of the face. The method of this painting further explores my current practice of singular images against a black negative space. For… Read more Gold textured mask with a black background