Treme Second Line Shotgun

Treme Second Line Shotgun

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Dimensions:
36" x 36" x .75"

Price:
$7110.00 Original Oil Painting, historic cypress frame

$500 Giclee 30" x 30" x 2.5"

$150 Giclee 20"x20"x1.5"

Year Completed:
2014

Description:
The center is a floor plan of a double shotgun house, with West African Andinkra symbols: Fihankra (house/compound); Nyame Dua (Tree of God); Bese Saka (sack of cola nuts); Eban (fence);Kwatakye Atiko (hairstyle of hero); Duafe (wooden comb). In the spirit of the New Orleans Second Line, and in homage to Lionel Batiste and the Treme Brass Band. Surrounded by front and side elevations of the double shotgun, historical New Orleans houses, including Creole cottage, single, double, camel back, and side hall shotguns, and townhouses, and local sunflowers.

Creole Cottage Musicians Village

Creole Cottage Musicians Village   Medium:  Oil on Canvas   Dimensions:  30" x 30" x .75"   Price:  Original Oil Painting,  Private Collection   $500 30" x 30" x 2.5 " Artist Giclee, hand embellished  $150 20"x20"x1.5" Artist Giclee, hand embellished   Year Completed:  2014   Description:  At the center of the mandala is a Creole Cottage Floor Plan and elevations. The Creole Cottage (1790's‐1870's)  is the earliest remaining local housing type in New Orleans, influenced by both French and Spanish  construction methods and the local climate. Creole Cottages characteristically feature a high gabled roof, the ridge of which is parallel to the street.  In the center of the house and at the top of the sky are the following West African Adinkra Symbols:  OSRAM NE NSOROMMA, "The Moon and the Star" symbolizing love, faithfulness, harmony  GYE NYAME, "except for God" symbol of the supremacy of God  KETE PA , "good bed ", symbol of a good marriage  NYAME NTI , "by God's grace", faith and trust in God  AYA , "fern", endurance and resourcefulness  NEA ONNIM NO SUA A, OHU ,with meaning of life-long education and continued quest for knowledge and wisdom.  Musicians play drums and Balafon around the sacred space of the house and village, surrounded by local hibiscus flowers, as well as local palm, oak, banana, and citrus trees. This painting is in gratitude and reverence to the Spiritual and Musical traditions of the African heritage of this city.

Creole Cottage Musicians Village

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Dimensions:
30" x 30" x .75"

Price:
Original Oil Painting, Private Collection

$500 30" x 30" x 2.5 " Artist Giclee, hand embellished

$150 20"x20"x1.5" Artist Giclee, hand embellished

Year Completed:
2014

Description:
At the center of the mandala is a Creole Cottage Floor Plan and elevations. The Creole Cottage (1790's‐1870's)

is the earliest remaining local housing type in New Orleans, influenced by both French and Spanish

construction methods and the local climate. Creole Cottages characteristically feature a high gabled roof, the ridge of which is parallel to the street.

In the center of the house and at the top of the sky are the following West African Adinkra Symbols:

OSRAM NE NSOROMMA, "The Moon and the Star" symbolizing love, faithfulness, harmony

GYE NYAME, "except for God" symbol of the supremacy of God

KETE PA , "good bed ", symbol of a good marriage

NYAME NTI , "by God's grace", faith and trust in God

AYA , "fern", endurance and resourcefulness

NEA ONNIM NO SUA A, OHU ,with meaning of life-long education and continued quest for knowledge and wisdom.

Musicians play drums and Balafon around the sacred space of the house and village, surrounded by local hibiscus flowers, as well as local palm, oak, banana, and citrus trees. This painting is in gratitude and reverence to the Spiritual and Musical traditions of the African heritage of this city.

Center Hall Cottage, Okra and Marigolds

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Center Hall Cottage, Okra and Marigolds

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Dimensions:
30" x 30" x .75"

Price:
Original Oil Painting, Private Collection

$150 20"x20"x1.5" Artist Giclee

 

Year Completed:
2014

Primary Discipline:
Painting

Description:

At the center of this mandala is a floor plan of a center hall cottage, surrounded by elevations of four sides. The Center Hall Cottage (1830's‐1880's), common throughout the American South and the Caribbean began to occur in its typical raised form in the 1830s and ‘40s in New Orleans. Like the Creole Cottage, Center Hall Cottages have side gabled roofs, often with dormer windows. In the Center Hall Cottage, has a center hall, and a deep front covered porch, symmetrically placed columns and a central stair. This mandala also features vibrant, locally grown marigolds and okra. Give Thanks.

 

Sri Yantra

Sri Yantra Houses Mandala

Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas

Dimensions:
36" x 36" x .75"

Price:
Original Painting, Private Collection

$150 20"x20"x1.5" Artist Giclee

Year Completed:
2015

Primary Discipline:
Painting

Description:

At the center of this mandala is a floor plan of a side hall shotgun and a shotgun houses, surrounded by elevations of four sides, and the Sri Yantra Mandala 

In the Shri Vidya school of Hindu tantra, the Sri Yantra ("sacred [Sri Chakra]"), is a diagram formed by nine interlocking triangles that surround and radiate out from the central (bindu) point

 

 

Yantra City Mandala   Medium:    oil  on Canvas   Dimensions:  36" x 36" x .75"   Price:  Original Oil on Canvas,  $1200   $150 20"x20"x1.5" Artist Giclee, hand embellished   Year Completed:  2014   Primary Discipline:  Painting   Description:    Sri Yantra center energy field of abundance and harmony, city block community, historical family houses [creole cottage, side hall, single, double shotgun houses), local flowers and trees, surrounded by the Mississippi and Ponchatrain Bay

Yantra City Mandala

Medium:

oil on Canvas

Dimensions:
36" x 36" x .75"

Price:
Original Oil on Canvas, $1200

$150 20"x20"x1.5" Artist Giclee, hand embellished

Year Completed:
2014

Primary Discipline:
Painting

Description:

Sri Yantra center energy field of abundance and harmony, city block community, historical family houses [creole cottage, side hall, single, double shotgun houses), local flowers and trees, surrounded by the Mississippi and Ponchatrain Bay