Orí: a concept of destiny
For the yorubas, ori is a concept not only to define head, but also, destiny, fate. Nevertheless, most of yoruba’s iconography give strong emphasis on the head, easily seen on their big-headed sculptures and the well-known head paintings, present in religious rituals. The picture posted was my first trial painting someone’s head. Fortunately enough, my model has a great surface to work on, so let’s give it some white to begin with – with the ashe of Oshala!
This entry was posted on July 11, 2012 by juliafeitoamao. It was filed under Uncategorized and was tagged with ashe, axe, body painting, cabeça, corpo, destino, head, iconografia, iconography, ori, orisha, orixa, oshala, oxala, pintura, sina, yoruba.