Monday, September 8, 2014

West Africa Indigo

West Africa Indigo by Tim Logan
A lovely lady from a small village in West Africa. We walked what seemed like twenty miles (probably was about five) in 110-degree heat to attend a celebration for a new baby (photos below). The entire village was present, each person dressed in their finest. They danced and ate and visited, and included us in all the festivities. Mike (pastor) spoke a few words at their request.

There's no way to convey the level of joy that permeated the gathering. It was beautiful to see how they valued a new life enough to put everything they had into a community celebration.

This painting is part of an exhibition at Grace Point Church (September/October, 2014), along with a number of works from very accomplished local artists. Please contact me for purchase information.

"West Africa Indigo"
Oil on canvas


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