As Artists, we are essentially sensitive souls, and looking ahead to the festive season, I was thinking today, that unless a greater peace comes to the Middle East, which is at the centre of so much of what influences the majority of world religions, I will not be able to enjoy it.
I will be engaged in depicting images from demonstrations of my love for humanity, and my anguish at the situation that is currently facing the Palestinian people, and of course I hope for the safe return of the Jewish hostages.
Actually, it reminds me that in my last year at college, I actually worked opposite (the other side of the wall) of a female who had been in the IDF, we would have many a debate....anyway will update later....
Having inputted considerable effort to be able to shape my practice, I will definitely endeavour to update at least monthly. Thanks For Understanding. Social media wise, because I'm time poor, please comment first on posts.
I may be getting a new spot soon, so that will certainly provide new opportunities for linking up, but meanwhile can arrange a meeting via Ivan on 0744 386 3007
I will be publishing more images soon, especially as forementioned above...
We are living in very polarised times, and I have always sought to have a balanced view, and be independent of thought.....I find that nature is a great help to balance out the frayed nerves.
Current Social Projects
An example of my latest work
I'm finding a creative freedom making the most of the method of the self-portrait, and realising the freedom that it affords you to work unhindered with the human form.
As I previously highlighted, Mental Health is of great importance and significance, and I try to be mindful when creating projects, for them to have an uplifting aspect, without being what my American cousins would call 'Pollyannaish'.
An example of my Mixed Media work.
I have been interested in computers from when it was first on my school sylabus, and campaigned to get out of the classroom already, and to the university for some hands on, so I look at a piece like this which uses fonts from my video app, and then duplicates via a graphics app, and I think of my dear long suffering Mr Akwa. RIP. He was a really cool guy.
Past Events Autumn 2019, Parallax Art Fair
An Early Social Media Post
This image is from my Insta Page, I use a layout aid, and I like the effects I can get by telling a story about how a picture came about, and related matters.
The show as mentioned below, has now concluded and is archived on the site. The response was very good, and as the hands on aspect involved working intensively with young people, I saved the responses for publication on another occasion. My latest event is see below, Lambeth Open.
BUY! People have been asking about how to get stuff. So I set up this little link. You can now buy Services and Art directly from my site. I still need to finalise a few details, so I've added a little contact form, but basically you have an idea of something you would want to learn or a piece to put on your wall, and I will do it for you.
SEE BELOW: Click Drop down button for choices. Internet Tuition can be accessed via email or Facebook.
Thanks for visiting my site. It is still a little in 'Beta' mode, but you can get a pretty good idea of what I'm about!
My Facebook Page Link Below
Feel free to connect with my Facebook Abenaartistaddo, and Insta Page is @abenaartistaddo As I do get unrelated enquiries, I unfortunately have had to swerve DM, so please contact first via my actual posts, such as by commenting on posts please. There's also a clickable email link via my Instagram.
Seasonal Buys; Support my work by buying one of my T Shirts for your family member or for yourself. Below is a close up of one of them, and an Ad Campaign I ran on Instagram
T Shirts from my web site. If you click on the image below, it will take you there.
These are in dollars, but you can buy them in different currencies.
I'm going to be starting a range of hand decorated T-shirts. I may even set up a little press or if I come upon a 'killer' design, I may link up with a printer, and get a batch done.....it's a delicate balance haha!
This Ad is pretty cool, even if I do say so myself haha!
I was one of the main forces behind this online show.
I enjoyed taking part in Lambeth Open, alongside Artist friends and family, and thanks to all of those who came out to support us, especially on the Saturday, when the weather was challenging x.
This is from an event in Oxo Bargehouse.
Autumn 2019 Edit
Some of these images were kindly taken by Phil. He is a really interesting person, and chose the angles.
I have a little video as well, (It's part of a little series) that you can see on my FB Page, that I made whilst I was part of this amazing experience. I'm just in the process of promoting the Page, so maybe you will be one of the first ones to like it?
Since this was written, I do have quite a few likes, but it's always good to keep things growing. I've also gotten a little used to the Insta platform too, so you can follow me there @abenaartistaddo
Thanks so much Abena
Previous Projects I have been involved with
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