Hi, my name is OJONEMILE, Huldah Alfa I’m a student of Fine Art – a graduating student actually – and this is my exhibition stand from here to there and over there too... So I’m going to be talking a little about my works.
This one here is telling an interesting story from my place; it is a story about where am from – I am Igala, you know. So there is a legend that goes about the king’s daughter sacrificing herself for her people; and what you see here [the white figurines] are portraying when she was alive. But she was going to die because she was to be sacrificed and when she was to die they picked nine maids to be buried with her so these black figurines portray the nine maids. Here at the centre is a figurine with like 50% black and 50% white; signifying that even though she died (the dark side), she is still a living legend (the white side) amongst her people.
This other one over here is a work I titled “The Meeting. Well, I just have interest in draperies and so while I was doing this work I did three works actually. I thought of doing them differently but then I also thought of composition so eventually I combined the three of them to create this piece called “The Meeting”. Basically it is about three unknown figures having a meeting. The materials I used are fibre glass and normal materials.
And finally I’ll like to talk about this one here which is actually a regular assignment given to us but then it actually came out nice. In the assignment, we were tasked to use charcoal to create a lampstand so this was the outcome.
So that is a little about my works here and I’m sure you will see more from the works of my colleagues as you go around. I actually specialize in sculpture and sculpture is a skill that even after school you can source out for yourself. You can be self-employed and also you can get the materials from around you, your surroundings. It is not something you have to spend so much on upfront before you can get started; and once you are creative you can create anything and earn some money. You can also get commissioned works from the government; you can create works for roundabouts, water fountains and all those things.
So invite you to join my specialization and have fun...
I actually specialize in sculpture and sculpture is a skill that even after school you can source out for yourself. You can be self-employed and also you can get the materials from around you, your surroundings. It is not something you have to spend so much on upfront before you can get started; and once you are creative you can create anything and earn some money.OJONEMILE, Huldah Alfa
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