Rituals for the Waters

Rituals for the Waters

poster for 2013 waters ritualChief Yeye Luisah Teish & friends created two community rituals to invoke protection, and celebrate the waters of the world. My contributions were Digital Posters, and the Clay Vessel for the Waters of the World.
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Ritual for the Waters, 2013
I combined three photographic images: Yeye Teish playing sekere (top left); a posterized photograph of a sculpture of Oshun, African River Goddess (top right); and waves at Crown Beach, Alameda. Digital Poster, RGB Photo collage, © 2013

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Praise and thanks for the waters

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poster for Waters Ritual, photo of Oshun River in NigeriaRitual for the Waters 2014
MOISTURE, The Water Cycle Continues
This piece was made from a photograph of Iya Oshogbo, Priestess of Oshun, a print photograph of the Oshun River in Oshogbo, Nigeria (by Susheel Bibbs), and scanned images of butterflies (Open Source). Digital Poster, RGB photo collage, © 2014.
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Praise and thanks for the waters

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Ritual for the Waters, 2014
Clay Vessel for the Waters of the World
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This view of the altar shows my Clay Vessel for the Waters of the World in the foreground. Filled with water from many sources, ritual participants were invited to add or take water from the vessel. Altar building was led by Uzuri Amini/Iya Oshogbo and assisted by myself, Mkali Hashiki, and students and friends of Ile Orunmila Oshun.
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Bisque-fired stoneware, hand-coiled and burnished; painted with turquoise, yellow, and orange ceramic stains, and gold acrylic paint; 17″ high x 12 1/2″ diameter at the top, © 2014
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Many thanks to El Adams for the photograph.
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Praise and thanks for the waters

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