Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Anyuúkô mmamïrī önü ô gbá ûfüfü
I am excited to present our newest discovery from JSP!
We found the below sculpture by nature together. My student
Donald was able to capture the hair, Carol and I spotted the face and the profile and I found the rest of the body! The title '
Anyuúkô mmamïrī önü ô gbá ûfüfü'
loosely translates into 'doing things together yields more power'
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Trees present me with a platform to share my culture; with them, I share my rich adages. Most of these works are titled according to the adage it resonates. I can't help but leave them in my dialect. Let me know if you need an interpretation on any of them. I have also left some of the works empty(untitled) please you are invited to suggest a title for them.
Bear in mind that these trees could be found at the individual backyards, Cemeteries, forests, Parks or just randomly growing everywhere.
There are thousands of them. I usually ask “if dogs could talk, what would they say?”
So I wonder if trees could talk what would they say?
I know they whisper to me and let me in to their world.
Let me know your favorite from this collection, please.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
I present this image “Proud of myself” to help you see what my project looks like
I do not expect you to grasp it at once.
But follow me and enjoy this free magic and awes of nature which could be found in unexpected places.
Just today I discovered the second image behind the 'proud' person. It struck me that once you accept yourself 'the universe' will also embrace you!!!
Here is Liz Hall's inspired work from this image
She says; "Not to scale or proper proportioning. But Mother Nature contains within itself by
its very Nature conflict, irresolvable tension, by which it is balanced and harmonized while
being battle worn and scarred. Mother Nature nurtures the Hound puppy and the Older Fox
around her neck as a living fur Stole giving Her comfort and inner peace that this is part of
her Nature. She supports and protects the Hound nestled, cradled between her lower right
cheek and jaw and the Fox’s body over her left shoulder, under her chin and its head over
her heart with her strong, interlocking arms. The Hound is above the Fox so maybe the
domesticated Hound is superior to the feral Fox but the Fox is closest to her heart.
Do you see it? As you rightly say - trees evoke different images in the beholder even though
each tree is the same and doesn’t change.
Sunday, July 8, 2018
If you are here, you must have seen me smiling, from cheek to cheek, as I express my love for nature.
I must have told you about the 'one million trees' project!!!
I am pleased that you are here. I implore you, to be part of this project by sending me tree locations and images
You are welcome to share any story associated with your findings.
I have numerous stories of the trees; I remember when our last girl was born, my parents buried her unbiblical cord under a tree. I have no idea why; I’ve never asked but I have always wondered. It is gradually making sense; there is an undeniable connection between humans and the trees.
Trees always evoke solaces and fears in me.
By solace: I find my energy around them.
By fear: my hometown has a myth that a particular tree in my kindred is meant to stand forever otherwise we will perish if it falls.
It is believed that whenever its branches fall that the eldest would die. Worse still, if the tree itself falls, everyone in my village would die. How terrifying!?
I would yearn to go to the village and make sure the tree is still standing. I would often go down the village square to see if any branch fell.
Of course, there were branches everywhere and people die every minute in my village. I had no idea on how to investigate this claim at that time.
Besides, I am a Christian; anything associated with that kind of belief is termed paganism thus unacceptable.
But for some reasons, I couldn’t stop it from affecting me. I understand better now, I allow myself to assimilate what I feel without bias.
Through the years: from my undergraduate and postgraduate, I knew that the trees want me to attest to their powers. Some of these images could be seen in my early blog (www.http://lucysees.blogspot.com/) and my website (www.lucyazubuikeart.co/nature)
Nature wants me to connect humans with her; they need to be seen and not to be looked at; to be appreciated and to be valued. In turn, they promise an 'HHH': Humor, Harmony, and Healing.
Though I have been taking photos of the trees for a while now, I am starting my no 1 tree from the Josephine Sculpture Park ( JSP). I am at JSP for a 2months residency.
I am pleased to announce that I am energized to find these 1,000,000 trees with you.