Cleaning up a place or a storage is always a daunting rewarding task, and that was exactly how my cleaning exercise at my Garage turned Art Studio felt.
When I had finished the uphill task of cleaning, clearing, repainting the walls all by myself, it indeed opened my eyes to the potential and possibilities, of some of the items I had earmarked as waste.
One such item was my old work surface, a Simple wooden door placed on a wooden cupboard, used basically for everything art.
Indeed, that was a light bulb moment! I decided to turn this old door into a surface for a mixed media painting, using acrylic and oil paints on the already disused textured surface.
My subject a Yoruba Man. I felt a huge personal reward,when I finished this painting, one of inspiration and satisfaction, that I had done the right thing!.
VOILA -YORUBA MAN
Think again, what can you do with some of that junk?. This object was originally a door, and for years became my work table when I
placed it on an old cupboard in the Garage. It is now one of my most sought after paintings.
I grew up in Lagos, South-west Nigeria and despite it's cosmopolitan nature, remains the bastion of the Yoruba, and the peculiar nature of their dressing, leaves an indelible cultural mark that is distinguishable anywhere, you find someone adorned with the attire, you know immediately, it is a Yoruba man.Enjoy!