Zedist Elder | OriginalA lively Ghanaian tribal elder smiles in crystal facets of purple and yellow. Painted in La Jolla, Marine Street in 1997 - Oil on Canvas - 62"x72".
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The Elder is the second Zedist piece I painted. I had recently gone to an art exhibit in Chicago showing the works of African American artist John Biggers. His work stopped me in my tracks. His use of geometry and organic shapes was so stunning that I spent hours studying it. The face in this painting was in a photo he took of a tribal elder in Ghana. He looked wise and happy and I liked him immediately. This piece has perhaps the most accurate lighting, hues, and geometry to create the illusion of an actual 3D morphology. I often use it in a visual exercise to do what I call “activate your virtual cortex” or as an abstracting mechanism. This exercise is accomplished by covering one eye with your palm and staring at the point between the elder’s eyes for 15 seconds. This will induce the illusion that the surface morphology comes to life in such a way that the crystal structures will actually change perspective as the viewer changes their head position.
We are absolutely thrilled to release Zedist originals for sale into the general marketplace. The original materials and media are specified above. All originals have been cared for and stored by the artist in a controlled environment in order to keep them pristine, sometimes over many years. Due to normal aging, some minor paint cracking, blemishes, or materials degradation may have occurred. It is our professional opinion that any of these very minor defects do not detract from the original works’ craftsmanship, quality, or colors, and in fact simply elevate their personalities. Due to extensive packaging for shipment, comprehensive insurance, and the living nature of original works, all sales on originals are final and cannot be refunded or returned. Please contact us with any questions about purchasing a Zedist master work!
Originals are securely packaged for shipment in double-walled boxes or custom-built crates after being carefully wrapped in protective non-stick paper, foam, or bubble wrap. They are shipped by a professional artwork transport company and insured for the full value of the work. Due to the delicate organic nature of an original work and the care required to pack and transport them, all sales on originals are final. Please contact us with any questions about purchasing a Zedist master work!