Tuesday, 23 June 2015

HOMELESS MAN; ART ILLUSTRATION BY MIABO ENYADIKE.



We just celebrated father's day, last Sunday and every where had signs or display, saluting fathers. 

The social media, was buzzing with all of us trying to outdo each other, with greetings and out pouring of love, to all the fathers we know out there.


It was indeed wonderful and fathers felt loved.

The restaurant,  
we were having fathers day lunch, was packed with families and there they were, all the fathers.

Obviously enjoying all the attention and beaming with pride, for having been recognised, at last by their families that they are in charge. 





THE HOMELESS MAN; INK ON NEWSPAPER; ILLUSTRATION;  130CM,120CM;
2015; MIABO ENYADIKE.



Then it struck me, right across the street sat a very disheveled man, with very tired bloodshot eyes, just staring at something that was not there. 

He could not, have been staring at the cars that drove, certainly not the people who walked past and not even in the direction, of the restaurants as there were different eateries around.





THE HOMELESS MAN; INK ON NEWSPAPER; ILLUSTRATION;  130CM,120CM;
2015; MIABO ENYADIKE.



He just stared straight at something, maybe just wondering what the fuss the entire day was about. 


Then the questions came to mind, what went wrong with this dear man? How on earth did he get to this level? where is his family? does he have kids? if he does, where are they? the questions just went on and on.






THE HOMELESS MAN; INK ON NEWSPAPER; ILLUSTRATION;  130CM,120CM;
2015; MIABO ENYADIKE.


That man, was simply the inspiration for this Ink painting, I did on newspaper. 


I have been in the presence of homeless people, and it is heart wrenching, when you sit down with them and have a chat without any prior judgement or superiority and they each, have a story to tell.





THE HOMELESS MAN; INK ON NEWSPAPER; ILLUSTRATION;  130CM,120CM;
2015; MIABO ENYADIKE.



Heartbreaking ones and some of the stories are so tall, you wonder how on earth they expect you to believe it. 

The simple truth, is let us all stop asking questions, about how they found themselves there.

 Rather what can we as  individuals,  society, a nation and the world collectively do about it. 

Thank goodness, for the unrelenting journalist and media companies, out there that keep us informed of events around the world. 





THE HOMELESS MAN; INK ON NEWSPAPER; ILLUSTRATION;  130CM,120CM;
2015; MIABO ENYADIKE.


Indirectly telling us, that now on this earth and the times that we live in been homeless is endemic.


It is brought directly to our homes, neighborhood, countries, whether affluent or not. 

Through no making of own,these horrible and rather devastating events, just creep in slowly and disrupt our lives abruptly.





THE HOMELESS MAN; INK ON NEWSPAPER; ILLUSTRATION;  130CM,120CM;
2015; MIABO ENYADIKE.


These events could be Foreclosure, Finance, senseless wars,drug addiction, that rips families apart and in a twinkle of an eye are made destitutes, refuges, homeless.

Nature just being nature, has it's part to play as well.





THE HOMELESS MAN; INK ON NEWSPAPER; ILLUSTRATION;  130CM,120CM;
2015; MIABO ENYADIKE.


And one wonders, who is safe? no one is immune to it! Let's be grateful and thankful, but most of all stop asking questions and be our brother's keeper.......Enjoy.



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Thursday, 18 June 2015

BLENDING BOOKS AND ART IN A SPACE BY MIABO ENYADIKE








Recently, I read an article in an  interior decor magazine, about shelves making a come back.





These book shelves,I read about where really well made and looked more like Art, than shelves.

That was a delight for me. 





Gone are the days when books where arranged in sturdy built, boring looking shelves that didn't add flair to a room,they were





 rather intimidating and daunting just looking at them.





Books these days, are part of home decor accessories, 



 they are stylish to have on coffee tables, as a pile or scattered around cute shelves in a space.






They create a chic space, that says a lot about the style of the individual, inhabiting that space.





 Having said that, this has inspired me to show how,







 I have blended my books and Art in my own space. 




I love books and I am an Artist what can I  say..........  Enjoy.






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Monday, 8 June 2015

MY "HOMAGE" TO COWS; MIXED MEDIA ART BY MIABO ENYADIKE

Recently, I was offered a huge pile of leather cut offs by the upholstery store down the road around the area I live. 

Its not that I'm a big customer, but  I am a friend of the business and their regular, leather stalker.

I keep an eagle eye on their leather scraps.


The "Homage" to cow's series; Mixed Media Art;"Protest of the cows";
 16cm,120cm;2015;Miabo Enyadike.


They know, that I would take whatever, I am given with gratitude and appreciation, so the stalking became legal.

 When I was given, this huge pile I immediately went into creative mode in my mind.



The "Homage" to cow's series; Mixed Media Art;"Fashion";
 16cm,120cm;2015;Miabo Enyadike.


Coming up with  craft ideas, I could use these cut offs for. 

Then it occurred to me, that I could actually create art, with it. 



The "Homage" to cow's series; Mixed Media Art; "Nourishment";
 16cm,50cm;2015; Miabo Enyadike.


Something different, simple but abstract.

I decided to create, sculpted newspapers as the base, to apply my leather cut offs on. 



The "Homage" to cow's series; Mixed Media Art; "Life style"   16cm,120cm;2015;Miabo Enyadike.


Each telling a story, that is different but are all similar, because of the leather and the colors I chose to paint them.

The inspiration for these Art comes from cows. 



The Homage to cow's series; Mixed Media Art;"Protest of the cows."
 16cm,120cm;2015;Miabo Enyadike.

The fact that they add color to our lives, through fashion, food, religion, interior decoration and labour,fuels this attempt of mine to pay "Homage" to all the Cows out there......Enjoy. 

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Friday, 5 June 2015

ART JEWELRY DISPLAY; BY MIABO ENYADIKE

I spend quite a lot of quiet time making  jewelry.






It gives me time to clear my head and relax.




The cool thing about making jewelry, is there are no rules,



 any cool object or material could be used and that's fabulous. 




Most of the jewelry, I make are beads and I make them, 




for the purpose of Art not really to be worn.




I enjoy mounting them, on mannequins as display and just enjoy them....... 





So I share with you some of them, I recently exhibited in a craft show...........Enjoy.



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Monday, 1 June 2015

RAINBOW WONDER; ABSTRACT ART; BY MIABO ENYADIKE






Rainbow; Abstract Art series 1/3; 10cm,12cm; 2014; Miabo Enyadike




Rainbows, what do we make of them? Everyone has their interpretation of what they mean. 




Rainbow; Abstract Art series 2/3; 10cm,12cm; 2014; Miabo Enyadike



The fabulous thing about rainbows, is they take our breath away. 




                   Rainbow; Abstract Art series 3/3; 10cm,12cm; 2014; Miabo Enyadike


For some of us, it is a constant reminder of the promise our Good Lord made to Noah in the bible.





                     Rainbow; Abstract Art series 1/3; 10cm,12cm; 2014; Miabo Enyadike



Those of us, familiar with the story of the flood in the bible, that destroyed the earth,know what I mean.




                             Rainbow; Abstract Art series 2/3; 10cm,12cm; 2014; Miabo Enyadike


I have been fascinated, by rainbows and the colours, that make them truly unique.



                              Rainbow; Abstract Art series 2/3; 10cm,12cm; 2014; Miabo Enyadike

I have seen, several illustrations and paintings of rainbows, each unique to the artist impression of this wonder. 



Rainbow; Abstract Art series 1/3; 10cm,12cm; 2014; Miabo Enyadike



My own impression of a rainbow is one that is delicate, soft and ethereal.


              
                       Rainbow; Abstract Art series 3/3; 10cm,12cm; 2014; Miabo Enyadike


That allows the movement of colours within it, changing as one stares deep into this wonder...... Enjoy

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