Olokún | Encaustic mixed media assemblage | 48″ x 60″ | 2013

Olokún is one of a pantheon of Orisás from the Ifá cosmology of the Yoruba peoples of Nigeria, governing the oceanic depths of the Middle Passage. It is understood by a tradition of Black Atlantic scholars and spiritual practitioners that our African ancestors who made it across to the Caribbean and the Americas only survived the journey of death because they were accompanied by spiritual entities that sustained them.

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