It’s here – the last day of the work week for many folks. It is also the day I put up my new art. Today’s piece was a custom-made encaustic (if you don’t know what that means, I invite you to check out ArtByStrongheart.com for more information.)
As you might remember, a few weeks ago (see September 29th – “Culture” for a picture) I finished a Cultural Artifact Art (CAA) Adinkra – GYE NYAME. It sold to one of my CAA collectors almost immediately. Now another collector of my art – both encaustic and CAA – wanted a piece with this same symbol on it because of the meaning:
GYE NYAME (”except for God”) which is the African Adinkra symbol of the OMNIPOTENCE and the OMNIPRESENCE OF GOD. From the Akan aphorism: Abode santann yi firi tete; obi nte ase a onim ne ahyease, na obi ntena ase nkosi ne awie, GYE NYAME. “This great panorama of creation dates back to time immemorial; no one lives who saw its beginning and no one will live to see its end, EXCEPT GOD.”
So, I am posting the piece I just created for her as my featured art piece of the week.
For those of you in the St. Louis area who enjoy art, I invite you all to attend the opening of the art exhibit I have been working on (with the help of many others) titled “Saints”. The opening will be at noon at Trinity Episcopal Church in the Central West End (600 North Euclid; 63108) in the North Parish Hall. There will be munchies and music. The exhibit is open Tuesday thru Friday during business hours, and between noon and 1pm on Sunday.