A father and mother to-be came into our gallery wanting a portrait designed with the images as you see them; the mother showing her belly with the child visible inside as though they were presenting the child to the world.
If you look close you can see the countries surrounding the child inside the mother's stomach, holding the sun and the moon in her right hand. The proud father to-be stood behind the expectant mother with all the intentions of supporting her through the delivery. Surrounding the two is an arch with the adinkra symbols surrounding them.
Adinkra are symbols from Ghana that represent concepts of aphorisms. As you can see there are some examples of Adinkra symbols listed below:
Adinkra are used extensively in fabrics, logos and poetry. They are incorporated into walls and other architectural features. This concept was used in this presentation and was suggested by the father. When the concept was brought to my attention, all I could say was "wow!"
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My wife, Yvette Loveless, and I have previously owned a gallery in Saint Louis, Missouri USA for three years. We will make sure you are pleased with your artwork. All of our inventory of prints are prepared by Graphik Dimensions and Bay Photo. Both have flawless reputations in the printing industry. We will honor your return or exchange of artwork that does not meet your approval within one month of delivery.
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I, James Loveless Jr, use archival materials. I am a member of the Oil Painters of America and I use Belgium linen canvas I stretch or board I prime myself. I use Winsor & Newton, Williamson and Daler/Rowney brand oil paints. After my paintings dry completely, I apply Winsor & Newton Professional Gloss Varnish.
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