Size - (USA):
24 W x 36 H x 1 D (inches)
Size - (metric):
61.0 W x 91.4 H x 2.5 D (centimeters)
This Gone Twosome is an acrylic on canvas abstract painting on self-preservation and survival. It has an Ona stylistic bent with mostly traditional Yoruba African forms and motifs in tow. A stylized face of a bird of prey with her eyes focused on her intended meal, the twosome chicks on the ground. While the two chickens are trying to out run each other over a meal of delicious fresh worm caught by the first chick in his beak for their own survival. They did not realize that death is lurking overhead in the form of a big bird that has a family to feed. Where is the mother hen, she is nowhere in sight or she is well preserved in a safe corner There are two stylized frightened lizards hidden and blended into the wall of decorative motifs in front of the bird, but the gaze of the bird is concentrated on the two chicks. The twosome chicks are more nourishing than a twosome set of lizards. A hare on a raid of a spider’s web for survival was also depicted in the lower part of the painting. Six baby chicks in their nests, in pairs of three on either side of the huge beak of mother bird, gawking loudly in tune with hunger for the return of their precious mother with a lifesaving meal were also represented in the lower part of the work. Stylized depictions of three other birds of prey were also rendered in the work. The painting is a metaphor on survival by all and sundry, whether by humans or animals. While we are trying to survival, at one time or the other we prey on one another in order to live. The rich prey on the poor, the big prey on the small, the strong prey on the weak, the clever prey on the fool, and on and on ward rolls the wheel of survival in nature. Self-preservation is the first law of survival, without food man and animals are dead meat for others in nature. Colours were employed in the painting strictly for aesthetic purpose.
Self-Preservation, Survival, Metaphor, Life, Death, Preys, Birds, Chickens, Humans, Animals, Original Painting, Abstract Painting