Culture is a string of symbols, narratives, discourses, artifacts and objects that are rather ambitious to totally unravel. African culture is one that is as diverse as the ethnic groups that exist and thrive within it. It is a situation of constantly fluctuating interaction between various narratives and practices, which is why it is interesting and engaging to encounter various aspects of the African culture in different art pieces.
Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31st which originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. Over the years, Halloween has evolved to be something less serious but all the same, has become a big deal for the fun of it.
Some people travel often and like to collect postcards as memorabilia of places visited or, if they are into the arts, they visit exhibitions where postcards of the works available for purchase. Meanwhile, there are others who love the idea of collecting post cards but don’t because they believe that they’ll eventually litter their space.
Amarachi Kelechi Odimba has a vibrant personality which guides her artistic expressions. Bold colours, large brush strokes, colour drips and layering are techniques synonymous with her creations.
Born in Aba, Abia State in 1985, creativity has always been a part of her life. Drawing references from books in her home library, she would scribble on the walls of her home with art materials provided by her parents. At the time, it was her best means of expression for a while.
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