11x14 graphite on bristol.
Donsoya is the art and knowledge of the hunt, and the Donso are initiated hunters who play an important role in Mande society. The hunter in this drawing came to honor the chief of the village in a grand fête that lasted all day, with much music and dancing. This man’s powerful rifle was constructed by hand in the village by a local blacksmith, and he fired off several shots to honor the village’s chief, who had recently passed away.
I’m an artist, musician, and writer, and I get a lot of my inspiration from my adventures traveling to interesting places. I’m passionate about anthropology, which is to say, I want to understand the human experience and this thing that we call culture. My explorations into the diverse cultures of the world have inspired me to make artwork and music about the people and places I have seen. I’ve also written and illustrated a book about my time living in West Africa, where I studied traditional music styles over the past decade and a half.
At my core, I’m ...
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.