Bondo Masquerade (Devil) and Sampa

Meaning of the painting:  A normal culture in Sierra Leone mostly performed by the Temenes ( my tribe) alongside the Sampa dancing whilst playing shekere besides the masquerade. This masquerade performers are earthly manifestations of spirits whether of ancestors or forces of nature. They come with different characteristics some are fierce while others are motherly and fun to be around . They play important roles like initiation into adulthood or passing to ancestorhood so as an African. I believe in culture and keeping in touch with our ancestors. This painting is a manifestation of that

Size of the Paintings:  16 Cm by 24 Cm

Materials Used:  Acrylic paint, and Paint brush

Artist Bio

Yvette H.Sesay

Yvette Hassanatu Sesay, an impassioned visual artist born and raised in Sierra Leone, West Africa whose fervor for art transcends mere creativity; it embodies a profound belief in the transformative power of artistic expression.

Since an early age, Yvette has been captivated by the boundless possibilities of art, viewing it not just as a medium for self-expression but as a potent instrument for creating meaningful impact and instigating change. Her artistic journey began as a personal exploration, using colored paint mediums to convey her emotions, perspectives, and interpretations of the world around her.

Yvette’s unwavering dedication and commitment to her craft propelled her forward, fostering a deep understanding of the role art plays in connecting people, fostering dialogue, and inspiring societal change. Driven by her conviction that art serves as a catalyst for transformation, Yvette continuously seeks innovative ways to channel her passion into purpose. Her artworks reflect a fusion of creativity

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