NYAME ANANSI KOKUROKO, also known as NYANKONPON, is the Highest Creator Being as according to many West African Peoples (particularly the Akan Asante). He is the Father of All Creation. Nyame (God in the Twi Language) is known for His Fathering of three particular children: Tano, Bea, and Kwaku Anansi. His wife and consort is Asase Ya, the Earth Mother.
According to tradition, Nyame, being Lord of Life and Death allowed death to take Him. He overcame it with His Powerul Antidote to show forth His power. This is why when a person dies, they are not truly dead. Within them is the Kra or life essence that came from Nyame.
In my interpretation of this Highest Being, I included an Adinkra on top of His Head as well as around His Neck (Adinkras are symbols that convey spirituality, philosophy, history, and culture, of West African peoples). The symbol on top is the Gye Nyame, which roughly translates to except the Creator, in English. This means that there is no one else but the Creator that created everything there is.
The second Adinkra is Osran Ne Nsoroma. This Adinkra not only symbolically represents the moon and the stars, but also expresses balance or equilibrium between man and woman. As above, so let it be, below. DEOZI! For Artwork Services, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ASASE YAA, whose day of birth (Yaa) falls on the Christian Calendar day of Thursday, is Nyamewaa (goddess) and the personification of the planet many people call Earth. She is also identified as the First Woman in the form of Aberewa.
She is wife and consort of Nyame: Anansi Kokuroko, the Creator of All. She is the mother of the famous Kwaku Anansi, whose legend had survived in the Americas despite attrocities against humanity. Her other two sons are Tano and Bea. The sign on top of Her Head is called an Adinkra. Adinkra symbols are from the Akan Peoples and convey messages of wisdom, history, and spirituality.
The reason why I did this piece is because I never saw any interpretation of Her artistically.
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KWEKU ANANSI is the one of the children of Nyame: Anansi Kokuroko (Creator) and Nyame: Asase Ya (Mother Earth). His siblings are Tano and Bea. The symbol on top of His Head is called an Adinkra, which are symbols that convey wisdom, history, and theological ideas of the Akan peoples. Kweku means born on the 4th day (wednesday in English). Anansi is the Lord of Science, Topography, History, Cunning, and assisted in the construction of the world.
This is my interpretation of this Mighty Nyame (Abosom) that has been the stuff of varying children stories in the Americas (Nancy in the North and Anansi in the Caribbean). I grew up on stories of the Mighty Lord Anansi as a child in the Caribbean. We thank the Abosom (Ancestors) for preserving the ideas via the folktales. It's now time to understand the full presence of Lord Anansi! DEOZI! For Artwork Services contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a character inspired by the Original Set/Sutukh/Setesh of the ancient stories of KMT. The original character was represented as a combination of different animals, as patron of foreigners and business, and as one of the elements such as earthquakes and sandstorms. Set was a being originally dedicated to protecting Ra during His travels in the Solar Barque while help keeping Apep, the being of Chaos at bay. In later times, Set became similar to Apep in that he also became a being of chaos. He represented murder, betrayal, and a host of other attrocities. Set is most famously known for His murder of his brother Asar (Osiris) and battling Asar's son (Heru/Horus) for the same murderous act and redemption of Egypt.
My interpretation of Set represents one of the animals (looks similar to the aardvark) his glyph represented, and also the image of pale skin and red hair that the Ancients usually associated with foreigners towards Lower Egypt. Set was historically a Defender of Justice, a Harbinger of Balance, as well as a symbol for the outcast, the foreigner, and economic ventures. Set can be seen as representation of the lower self in all of us. DEOZI! For Artwork Services Contact: email@example.com
Within our world, responsibility and accountability defines how a person controls their universe, their worlds. Because of people's need to escape, they abuse the pleasures that come with our physical bodies. People abuse it through sex, plants, food, or the synthetic products supposedly created to ease pain or ailments. For one or more reasons, people indulge in things without the principle of moderation or restriction to guide them. These are our demons, our enemies that we create and set up for ourselves - that help reinforce a low quality of life. And no one in this world is more marginalized as a tool for abuse, in my view, than our sisters and women in general (hence the chains etc.). I created the above piece of art to convey this message.
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