Hello! I am here with Wordless Wednesday, which I have now renamed Artwork of the Week, because who are we kidding? I always add words. This series will be weekly (I am doing all the weeks right now and scheduling them out!). They won’t include a whole lot of words, but I’ll add a bit of information about the artwork and some links if I have them.
The goal is to just show you some great art. You can show them to your kiddos and students too.
Today, I’ve selected Healing of Abiko Children by Prince Twins Seven-Seven.
Twins Seven-Seven (1944-2011) was an African artist from Ogidi, Nigeria. He was born Prince Taiwo Olaniyi Oyewale-Toyeje Oyelale Osuntoki, but he changed it name to honor the many losses of his parents. He was their only surviving child out of seven sets of twins. “They believed that I was the reincarnation of twins they had lost” (Source: Baltimore Sun quoted in New York Times). You can read more about the artist and his work in this article in the New York Times.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art has an awesome video of him giving a talk about this artwork! Check it out. In the video, it also has his music.
There is also a book about him on Amazon if you want to keep learning about this artist. Please note, this post includes Amazon affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.