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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!

 

 

One response

  1. um belo modelo!! melhor que ele so tu!!

    July 14, 2012 at 11:59 am

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