oil on canvas
28″ x 36″
2006, St. Louis, MO
|MORE ABOUT THIS PIECE||Choice is a constant in all human lives. This could be the reason why deities like Elegba appear in so many belief systems as wise tricksters. He personifies choice, the boundary between prosperity and peril. In Yoruba-related religions, Elegba is represented by contrasts and contradictions: he is one of the the oldest deities and is a child, his colors are black and white (or red), and he enjoys cigars and rum as well as candy and toys. He sits at the crossroads and points in both directions.
The original oil-on-canvas is lost or stolen. It was last displayed at Uhuru Stylz, 2012 S. 39th St, St. Louis, MO 63110 by store owners Erika and Kelly Wimbley.
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