19x24 graphite on bristol.
Lancine Condé is the name of my dear friend and long-time mentor in West Africa. My studies of the traditional tambin (aka Fula flute, or Fulani flute) led me to seek Lancine out in 2005. He was renowned for his abilities on the instrument, having taught himself how to play as a young boy, and is a true virtuoso on this expressive and unique wind instrument. Over the years, my apprenticeship with Lancine formed into a friendship that has continued ever since, and I go to spend time with he and his family in Guinea whenever possible. In addition to being a great mentor and friend, he has also served as my reliable guide and translator on subsequent adventures into the West African countryside. Lancine played a large role in my 2013 book, Djoliba Crossing.
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.