St. Pete Tonight!
Don't miss the opening of One Love
8pm At @bar548
548 Central Ave in Downtown St. Pete!
Live local music by @audioartwork and @iammwiza !
Plus a starstudded group of fantastic artists to collect!
For those who like a back story:
The light painting I share tonight (swipe right) was made on a cold fall night by the side of the Chattahoochee River as homage to the Yoruba river Goddess, Oxum. Me and two models snuck in the National Park after hours in total darkness, not even moonlight, just tiny flashlights to guide us as we decended near the river banks down steps made my red clay, roots and stones.
My model and dear creative sister Roni Nicole Henderson (of @movingpicshow) braved the cold boldly in the nude to portray the qualities of Oxum, the Orixa (deity) of love and sensuality, of wealth and power. I am amazed to this day at her courage in holding pose for this image for the 20 minute exposure, (and longer for other shots that night) as the cold moist night air was unbearable in clothes, let alone nude! I'm so grateful she did as it is likely my proudest work, and dear to me as it has been my living room centerpiece for years. It was unveiled as part of my 'Divine Feminine' series during my solo exhibition at The Hammonds House Museum in Atlanta, Ga. It is a 3x4ft gallery wrapped canvas print.
As with all of my light paintings, it was created as a single long exposure without use of computers for special effects.
Image:"Divine Feminine (All Her Glory)"
Model: Roni Nicole Henderson
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