Spread the Roots

LE DEVIN / Oil on canvas / 76 x 117 cm

 The Malian healer practices divination according to the Dogon rites by establishing a series of symbols on the sand, these graphics will be modified by the footprints of the jackals during the night. The traces left at random on the drawing will contribute to the writing and it is only the next day that the healer will interpret the graph to predict the future. 

LES LUTTEURS / Oil on canvas / 114 x 145cm 

Nubian wrestling is an ancient art that has been practiced for over 3,000 years. The oldest depiction of Nubian wrestlers is on a mural tomb of Tyanen, an Egyptian officer who died in 1410 Before. J.-C.  These encounters are both sport, religious ritual and seduction for marriage. Arab merchants, thus lasting for centuries, down to the Niger Delta to procure slaves to avoid the Nuba yet very close to Khartoum. On this work, the champion who holds the belt of the winner of the previous tournament. 

 

 

LA FIN DU CHEMIN / Oil on canvas / 114 x 195 cm

 

HARMONIE / Oil on canvas / 76 x 137 cm