Monday, 6 May 2013

THE VILLAGE TRADER (MIXED MEDIA ART) BY MIABO ENYADIKE


When a good friend of mine dropped by my house over a year ago, She brought with her  50 empty paper egg crates.


                                               EMPTY EGG CRATES

 She told me she had just  uncluttered her house when She  thought  of me!. Wow that was huge for me.

Now, don't get me wrong, my house is not an incinerator nor a refuse dump. She had no idea she had just sent my imaginative mind racing.


 I thanked her and pondered, for almost a year on what exactly to do with this Greek Gift. It was there staring at me every time I was in my garage/studio, I knew it had huge potential but how?



                                               EMPTY EGG CRATES


Finally I decided to use it as a base for an oil painting. I thought to myself it must have an appeal and value.




THE VILLAGE TRADER; 140CM,50CM; OIL ON EGG CRATES; MIXED MEDIA
2013; BY MIABO ENYADIKE



I kept processing it in my mind, from a creative and marketing point of view, on how best to go about creating something out of these crates sitting in my garage.


Which you will find below when it was still work in progress,



PAINTED CRATES TO BE JOINED WITH GARDEN WIRE.




I also thought it should make a very good art piece, that would be a conversation piece.



THE VILLAGE TRADER; 140CM,50CM; OIL ON EGG CRATES; MIXED MEDIA
2013; BY MIABO ENYADIKE



I got my inspiration from the Art of the ancient Egyptians, from the paintings done on the walls of the pyramids.It turned out,that with a good inspiration and a subject matter my aim was achieved!.


 A lesson learnt, and one echoed by all who saw it on display at my last exhibition,in a time of  austerity, and high cost of living, unemployment and financial uncertainties look within, there just might be wealth laying around.




THE VILLAGE TRADER; 140CM,50CM; OIL ON EGG CRATES; MIXED MEDIA
2013; BY MIABO ENYADIKE



We all have things laying around the house that are of value and some are not, but they all are useful,we can give to charity, re-purpose  them or even recycle.
Here is the finished work ENJOY.
TITLE:THE VILLAGE TRADER


 MIABO
www.artmiabo


2 comments:

Denise Allen said...

I LOVE WHAT YOU DID WITH THE CARTONS. VERY INGENIOUS. IT LOOKS LIKE FOLK ART. VERY NICE.33

Miabo enyadike said...

Thanks Denise, I am glad that you see this Art in its true form. Folk Art and thats what it is all about.