Queen Nuru of the Eastern Water Tribe
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This piece is inspired by reality, imagination, & whimsy. The reality from the lip plates of the Mursi tribe, the sea which sets the color scheme for this piece, the imagination expanded by movies & cartoons that I love, such as black panther, & avatar the last air bender. I wanted to use some materials that reminded me of the sea. I utilized glass that reminded me of sea glass for the headdress , modeling paste for the lip plate, as well metallic gilding for the lip plate & robe color to exude royalty as well as purple for the outline of the painting because purple is a symbolic color of royalty. I wanted the viewer to still see the background colors of blue, white, turquoise, & sea green because if you change perspective & flip the painting horizontally you’ll see see it’s an ocean wave, not yet ashore. Painting done with acrylic paint.
Dimensions: 20 height x 16 width x 1.5 depth (inches)