Maruvian Solomon & Sheba
Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas
Size: 24″ x 24″
This mask was inspired by my watching the History channel while painting my Maruvian Mask series. I had a blank canvas and on came the story of Solomon and Sheba but the actors were basically White. I immediately began this painting as part of the portrait style of masks to answer this gross misrepresentation of Black History to the media audience. It is about time that the faces we see from Africa look like faces from Africa and not Caucasians from Europe! How about Idris Elba as Solomon and Lupita Amondi Nyong’o as Sheba? Now that would be a movie to see for sure!
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