Seated At The Right Hand of The Father
“Seated At The Right Hand of the Father” dives into the Igbo tradition of the Ikenga. Ikenga, known as a man’s “right hand”, is a powerful figure in ancient Igbo culture. Usually depicted in the form of a sculpture or artifact, men in ancient Igboland revered Ikenga as a personal altar of masculine power, aggression, and achievement. The two-headed Ikenga, depicted here with the help of my brothers, Arthur and Joseph, is an Ikenga believed to rule over time, with one face looking at the year past and the other looking forward to the year to come.
Oil, acrylic, glass beads, 24 Karat Gold, and fabric on canvas
59x54.5 in/ 149.86x138.43cm