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The Wheatbaker Art Collection

Old Birth, 2016, Oil pastel on handmade paper, 60 x 74 cm

“This is my experimentation with face painting. Before the western influence of beauty products and cosmetic, the African woman had her own style and products for beauty and adornment rituals. The face painting is one of them. I really wish that those days could come back and I could paint my face in the stripes of a zebra without looking like a freak!!! Face painting was a very unique individualistic expression of one’s self; more than clothing, face painting can dictate how a person is perceived. Every dot, every stroke and each pattern on the face gives the wearer an accent to their personality. The freedom to be!!”

Peju Alatise
Peju Alatise

Peju Alatise

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