“Bantu Boo” is originally inspired by the Bantu knots which is a symbol of pro blackness and self love. Black Americans donned styles connected to African heritage. Black people have always been known to be the inventors of style and trends. The woman in the painting is a broad embrace of black culture and identity. She shows appreciation of the black/African past styles as a worthy legacy, and it’s inspiration on modern black beauty. Her traditional African inspired jewelry and hair style match well with her popping lip gloss and her diamond cut grill.
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Original Mixed media painting on a frameless wood canvas with rough edges. the mediums used are Acrylic paint, oil pastels, charcoal, crayons, color pencils. the jewelry is made from different size cut up wooded dowel pieces and beads that you can touch and feel. Everything is coated with clear coat of Epoxy to enhance colors and add a glossy finish. Also providing an added layer of protection from general wear and scratches and strong adhesion for her applied 3d jewelry.
Dimensions: 49 x 29 inches