Baluba

I believe we all need to honor our clan, our totem, our spirit guide to gather strength, fortitude, wisdom and humor to meet life’s challenges. And Lord knows we’ve all felt a bit challenged of late. So in Monday’s Muse group we sought inspiration from indigenous artists throughout the ages to create our own spirit guide figures. I chose an ivory statue of Baluba from the Congo.

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acrylic inks, pen and collage on w/c paper, 10 X 11″

I am quite taken with you, my Baluba.  You are cracked and in pain, yet appear peaceful. Speak to me of what you feel.

Response: I have so much to hold and yet my mouth stays open. Each red button is another scar, yet when you push it, a light goes off inside me. I can’t explain it, but it is so, that with each new wound the light gets brighter and my companions here wake again and take to the skies.

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6 comments

  1. Omg this is a treasure. I just love it tondesth. Feeling much better. Started decorating houses already. Had a great tribal thanksgiving. Had another one today for those who couldn’t come Thursday making wreaths with a fury. I’ll catch up up in a few days and then start decorating here. It takes me anout three days to do it. Hope younger a wonderful thanksgiving. We really have so much to be grateful for in our lives.

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